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Sunday, December 16, 2018


LOOK OUT! Christmas is just around the corner! But never fear, because Prairie Rose Publications is doing our part to make this A VERY MERRY PRP CHRISTMAS with a gigantic sale--and you can do your last minute shopping for all the readers on your list right here! Yep, we are talking GIGANTIC—with many books and BOXED SETS priced at .99 and some books being offered for FREE!

But snap them up NOW because this sale only lasts for three days---December 14-16--and today is the last day! You can find some excellent bargains--not only for yourself, but for those on your gift list, as well, and you won’t have to break the bank to give the gift of reading some fantastic stories!

We’ve got stories in all genres, for every reader on your list! Each day we’ll feature a few with their blurbs and covers, but every one of these thirty-six selections will ALL BE ON SALE FROM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, THROUGH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16! So stock up and save – and get your gifts bought right here, right now! What a choice--and you can't get any better than .99 and FREE!

Do you love cozy mysteries? Here's one by one of the best authors around today, Livia J. Washburn! Livia writes, among other things, the Fresh Baked Mystery series, and BLACK AND BLUEBERRY DIE is a deliciously enticing story that will keep you guessing as to the mystery all the way through! AND, as an added bonus? Livia always includes the scrumptious recipes she mentions in her books so that you can make them for yourself! At only .99 this is a real steal of a deal!

In the latest from the nationally bestselling author of The Candy Cane Cupcake Killer, Phyllis Newsom returns with a blackberry and blueberry pie recipe that’s to die for…

It’s late summer in Weatherford, Texas and Mike Newsom’s childhood friend is sweltering in prison for a crime he claims he didn’t commit, murdering his wife. So instead of asking his mother to please stop investigating a murder, as he usually does, he asks her and Sam to please help his friend.

Danny Jackson, found guilty of beating his wife Roxanne to death at the ritzy hair salon where she works, was sentenced to prison for 30 years. His pleas of innocence fell on deaf ears, so it’s up to Phyllis to find what actually happened. She finds there are a lot of secrets and lies being told, and Roxanne was in the middle of them all.

Though Phyllis doesn’t want to get mixed up in another murder investigation, her son rarely asks for favors, and certainly not favors like this. She has to untangle the lies and comb out the facts to find what happened that dark night.

Includes recipes!

Do you have a historical fiction buff on your list? Sean Gabhann's HARPER'S DONELSON takes place during the Civil War--and what an exciting story it is! The first of his Shiloh Trilogy, this one will hook you and keep you reading long into the wee hours of the morning--and right now, it's only .99.

The first book of this Civil War trilogy begins in the winter of 1862, as the nation is being ripped apart, with both Federals and Rebels seeing no end in sight and hoping for victory.

Lieutenant James Harper, a junior officer in the Union army, aspires to command a company—but faces his dismal future at the hands of an officer who will vindictively do whatever he must to keep Harper at the bottom of the heap.

Katie Malloy, a young girl who has been sold by her father to the wily owner of a whorehouse, has settled into her new life as a saloon-girl—for the time being. She’s got big plans to get herself out of this predicament, and vows one day she’ll be more than the soldiers’ whore.

Corporal Gustav Magnusson, a young Quaker in Harper’s company, butts heads with Harper from the very beginning. But capture by the enemy forces them to work together to protect their men from sadistic Rebel Captain Bell—who wants nothing more than to see his Yankee prisoners dead.

Will General Grant’s campaign against Fort Donelson open the door for an ex-Federal Marshal, a Quaker farmer, and a soiled dove from Iowa to make their mark in the world—if they live through it?

Three lives intertwine against the backdrop of the battle which made Ulysses S. Grant’s reputation—a living hell where everything familiar fades, and the only thing that matters is surviving—however they can.

Are you a romantic? Or is there someone on your list who loves romance stories? Celia Yeary's TEXAS BLUE, the first in her four-book series, would be a perfect read--and it's only .99 right now!

When Buck Cameron finds Marilee Weston and her young daughter, he believes the pretty, young woman doesn't fit the character description he was given. The County Judge back home says she's not fit to raise the child he claims is his. Now Buck faces a dilemma – should he disobey orders and rescue both of them from isolation? There isn't enough money in the world to exchange for a child. All Buck has to do is convince Marilee of his good intentions – she and her daughter would be safe with him in Nacogdoches.

Rejected and abandoned by her father, Marilee Weston lets the pain of betrayal make her strong. Now she needs a way out of the forest, where she has lived for five years. But the towering pines and fear of the unknown imprison her, and loneliness and heartbreak suffocate her. How can she find a new life for herself and young daughter? She can't. Not without help.

Will this alluring stranger free her, or prove to be even more dangerous?

If you love series, here's another one to try! A HEART ON HOLD by Sara Barnard is the first of her Everlasting Heart series. Right now, it's yours for only .99!

Charlotte Adamsland is separated from her husband, Sanderson Redding, the day after their marriage. A captain in the Confederate Army, Sanderson must return to his unit, leaving Charlotte alone on their Arkansas homestead to fend for herself. Yankees camp around the town of Altrose, bringing their own kind of lawless danger. And then, one dark day, a Southern soldier arrives with terrible news…Sanderson has been killed trying to escape a Yankee prison.

Sanderson has found salvation and hell in a single turn of events he could never have imagined—his much-younger brother, Jackson, is his Yankee guard. When Jackson’s cruel commanding officer learns of the brothers’ family ties, he devises a wicked plan to see them both dead. Jackson is determined to get his brother to safety—but a last-minute betrayal by another prisoner could be the death of both brothers.

Charlotte can’t accept the news of Sanderson’s death—he promised to come back to her. She heads north armed with only her faith in God and her beloved horse to bring her love home—one way or the other. Will she be able to rescue him? Or will her love remained locked forever in A HEART ON HOLD…

If you love contemporary romance, try Nan O'Berry's PRINCE CHARMING WORE SPURS--the first in her Indigo Springs trilogy about three very hunkish brothers. Yep, it's just .99! Can't beat that!

Fairy tales do exist—just ask Gillian Malone!

When rancher Logan Malone drags his feet on finding love, his five-year-old daughter, Gillian, persuades a local matchmaker to help her find a new mother.

Enter Delaney Holmes, a Washington socialite fleeing from the press after being left at the altar. Swearing off men, she takes the job as a nanny to a precocious five-year-old in a backwoods Texas town called Indigo Springs.

But Logan Malone is a six-foot cowboy hero complete with white hat and a swagger that puts John Wayne to shame. Can he put away the ghost of Gillian's mother to follow the rules of the Fairy Tale Code in order to win Delaney's heart? Or will Delaney's secret past keep him from proposing?

With true love at stake, there’s only one thing for sure—in this real life fairy tale, PRINCE CHARMING WORE SPURS—and it’s going to take some powerful magic to ensure a “happily ever after” ending!

Got a YA reader on your list? Try Jack Bates's COLT BUCHANAN AND THE DASTARDLY DESERT DEVILS, a smashing-good steam punk type novel that readers young and old will enjoy! You guessed it! Only .99!

Colt Buchanan’s life changes in a matter of minutes when his mother and father are ripped away from him during a surprise dust storm that leaves their Wyoming cabin in nothing but splinters. It’s a moment they’ve prepared for all his life, but at ten years old, he’s not sure what comes next. When he climbs from the cellar, he realizes that this was no ordinary dust storm. The devastation was done by something more powerful…more sinister. Something man-made.

But Colt is rescued before any further harm can come to him by Captain Conrad Givens who pilots an amazing invention that flies in the air. Givens takes Colt to the safety of Fort Discovery, a place where Colt learns how important his parents’ scientific work has been—and that he’s not alone. There are many other brilliant children there, as well—children whose parents had extraordinary scientific skills just like Colt’s parents did. And someone is making orphans of them all.

When danger threatens Fort Discovery, there’s only one choice Colt can make. He has to do whatever it takes to protect the enlightened community that exists there—teachers, scientists, and students alike. But how can he defeat the formidable enemy, Anvil Smith? With the help of his friends and Pecos Bill, Colt realizes he’s more than “just a kid”—and saving Fort Discovery is the only way to find out where his parents are!

Here's another wonderful fantasy story by Angela Crider Neary. LI'L TOM AND THE PUSSYFOOT DETECTIVE BUREAU: THE CASE OF THE PARROTS DESAPARECIDOS is only .99 right now, and just a fun read for all ages!

Someone is stealing the parrots of Telegraph Hill! San Francisco is plagued with a rash of exotic birdnappings, and it's up to Li'l Tom and Lola of the Pussyfoot Detective Bureau to track down the culprits and put an end to this sinister scheme. With the help of a motley crew of cats, one rat, and a dog, they'll venture into the dangerous back alleys of Chinatown to rescue the brilliantly plumaged captives!

LI'L TOM AND THE PUSSYFOOT DETECTIVE BUREAU: THE CASE OF THE PARROTS DESAPARECIDOS is a whimsical, all-ages mystery featuring a pair of charming feline detectives. Packed with action, humor, colorful characters, and vivid settings, it's a delightful reading experience for young and old!

Got a reader on your list who loves the "weirder" side of western reading? Try Jackson Lowry's first book in his PUNISHED series, UNDEAD! Right now, it's FREE!

The day the Yankees came and took everything from wealthy landowner Vincent Bayonne was a day he’d never forget—how could he live with the uncertainty of not knowing what happened to his wife and children? Forced to watch as his plantation was burned to the ground by one of the slaves, Bayonne has sunk to the bottom of the barrel. A drunkard who has only his consuming hatred to sustain him, he makes his way from Louisiana to San Francisco, barely managing to survive on the Barbary Coast.

Just when he thinks he has nothing to live for, he discovers that William Sherman, the former slave who torched his home, is alive and well—and Sherman bears a hatred for his former master to match Bayonne’s. When Sherman bests Bayonne in a fight, the once-wealthy Southerner wakes up in a coffin, prepared for a fate he could never have imagined.

Hatred fuels Bayonne’s survival, but Sherman has cursed his nemesis with powerful voodoo magic that dooms him to an eternity of only half-living in the twilight existence of a zombie. Can an old Chinaman provide the answers Bayonne needs to survive in the world of the UNDEAD?

For something a little "tamer" try SAVED BY THE BELLE by Isabella Norse! It's the first of her "Kudzu Korners" series and just a fun, delightful read that will make you smile--YEP, it's FREE right now!

Dot Habersham spent the first half of her life traveling the world, meeting new people, and trying to make a difference in the lives of others. Now middle-aged, she has settled in Kudzu Korners, a small town filled with Southern charm and good friends.

But the arrival of Russell Phillips, widower, father, and the spitting image of Dot’s favorite actor, stirs emotions that she hasn’t felt in many years. Could love come knocking at this point in her life—and his?

Just when their friendship begins to blossom into “more”, Russell says something that might be impossible to fix. Will the memories of those they have lost keep each of them tied to their pasts, or can their budding relationship be SAVED BY THE BELLE

If you love witty historical romance stories, try Meg Mims's DOUBLE CROSSING, the first of her two-book set. Right now, it's FREE!

WINNER of the 2012 BEST FIRST NOVEL Spur Award from Western Writers of America AND a 2012 FINALIST for the USA BOOK NEWS Awards – for Fiction: Western

August, 1869: Lily Granville is stunned by her father’s murder. Only one other person knows about a valuable California gold mine deed — both are now missing. Lily heads west on the newly opened transcontinental railroad, determined to track the killer. She soon realizes she is no longer the hunter but the prey. As things progress from bad to worse, Lily is uncertain who to trust–the China-bound missionary who wants to marry her, or the wandering Texan who offers to protect her … for a price. Will Lily survive the journey and unexpected betrayal?

One more FREEBIE! Zina Abbott's Christmas book in her Eastern Sierra Brides 1884 series, BRIDGEPORT HOLIDAY BRIDES, is FREE right now! Give it a try!

With the arrival of Beth Dodd’s sister, Hazel, in California, Beth and her fiancĂ©, Val Caldwell, are now able to make wedding plans. Thanksgiving seems to be a good time to tie the knot and bring the Caldwell family together, as well, but when Val’s older half-brother, Edwin, and his family show up for the wedding, things fall apart. Edwin’s advice to Val to wrest control of Beth’s holdings and absorb them into the Caldwell Ranch leads to bad blood and fisticuffs between the brothers. Will Beth call the wedding off to protect what she’s worked so hard to gain?

As Beth’s younger sister, Hazel, realizes she’s falling in love with Val’s younger brother, Luther, she learns the feeling is mutual. Luther has bought a ring and plans to announce their engagement at Thanksgiving, as well. But Beth has a stormy relationship with her future brother-in-law, and believes her sister is too young to marry. Headstrong and determined to control their own destinies, will happiness also be possible for these BRIDGEPORT HOLIDAY BRIDES?

And our last featured book for today is COWBOY CRAVINGS--a collection of toe-curling western historical romance stories that are guaranteed to keep you turning the pages with one hand and fanning yourself with the other. It's only .99! Snap it up!

Craving a cowboy on these hot summer nights? Here are four stories that are sure to turn up the heat! If you love tall, dark, and handsome cowboys with a touch of danger thrown in, and the ladies that show them they've met their match, COWBOY CRAVINGS is a must have! Fast guns, smooth action, and hot love sizzle in one delicious recipe for these spicy stories! The summer has never been hotter in the old west than it is when you have to satisfy those COWBOY CRAVINGS!

Revenge sets Nick Diamond after a bride, and nothing will stand in his way. But when that bride happens to be outspoken firebrand Liberty Blankenship, all bets are off. Anything can happen when Hearts and Diamonds collide!

A stubborn rancher, a Spanish beauty...and the Texas summer heats up.

Lily Kingston has long loved Mesquite Joe Riordan. Facing the truth of his past will test her resolve, but only her stubbornness can win his heart.

MAKING PEACE—Kathleen Rice Adams
A Confederate soldier. A Jayhawker’s widow. An accidental passion that could mend the wounds of war.

Be sure to look back over the posts for the last two days to read about the rest of our sale books. Today is the last day to snap any or all of these .99 bargains and FREE books up for yourself or others, and we hope you will! See the list of links below!




  1. Such an amazing bunch of talent!! And for an absolute steal at these deeply discounted prices!!

  2. This has been so much fun. I was glad Black and Blueberry Die was included in this sale. This book brings me so many happy memories of my parents. My mother was a teacher but before that she and my father ran a hair salon. I grew up in that shop and met many amazing people. And yes, people really do tell their hair stylist pretty much everything. LOL!

  3. Thanks for including Prince Charming Wore Spurs. It's such a fun story. I hope everyone gets a chance to check them all out.

    Nan O'Berry

  4. As I was writing Hearts and Diamonds for the Cowboy Cravings collection, I just knew I had to continue Nick and Liberty's story--but to do that, I had to write two more stories about Nick's brothers! It's amazing what happens when you write something "short" and it turns into a whole other idea! (or two!)

  5. I was inspired to write Li’l Tom and the Pussyfoot Detective Bureau by one of my favorite areas in San Francisco, Telegraph Hill. It’s a magical place with its flowers, plants, trees, foliage, nooks, and crannies, not to mention the wild parrots who make it their home. Li’l Tom fancies himself to be the Sam Spade of cat detectives and prides himself on always finding a way to save the day. The book is for readers of all ages who love mystery, animals, and San Francisco.