The newest book by one of my favorite authors of Western Romance has just gone up for pre-order today. If you enjoy western romance, why not head over to Amazon and order it? Ellen’s heroines are strong without being stupidly feisty. Her heroes are to die for. Rugged, strong, and just a little different than the typical run of the mill cowboy. It sounds like bounty hunter Bret Sterling will be another hero to make me dream. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to reading Without Words. I have mine already ordered, and now I can’t wait for September 30!
Bounty hunter Bret Sterling kills Rufus Petty, thief and murderer, less than ten feet away from a frightened, half-starved woman. Rufus should have surrendered. The woman should have kin to help her. But Rufus went down shooting, and the woman has no one. Bret figures by the time he finds a safe place to leave Hassie Petty, he’ll earn the five hundred dollar reward several times over.
Hassie doesn’t mourn Rufus, but the loss of the ten dollars he promised her for supplies is a different matter. The bounty hunter gives her nothing, takes everything, ties the body on one horse and orders her on another. Afraid if she defies him, he’ll tie her down tighter than Rufus, Hassie mounts up and follows the icy-eyed killer.
Mismatched in every way, the sterling man and petty woman travel the West together, hunting thieves, deserters, and murderers. Wary traveling companions, friends and partners, lovers, Bret and Hassie must decide what they want, what they need, and the price they’re willing to pay for love.
To order or learn more about Without Words, click below
The winner of the $10 Amazon Gift Card was Emily Kristen. Congrats, Emily!
Do you wonder which head shot got the most votes? Well, here are the rankings:
Head Shot #4 received 42 votes.
Head Shot #3 received 21 votes
Head Shot #2 received 19 votes
Head Shot #5 received 17 votes
Head Shot #1 received 10 votes
Thanks so much everyone for playing along, and especially for your comments.
The next snippet from Wolf’s Lady will go up tomorrow night, and it’s a teeny bit steamy, so check back.
Good morning, and Happy Labor Day! I am having a fantastic mini-vacation here at home. It’s been wonderful to sleep late, and read, and knit, and write. Really fantastic. I need to do this more often!!
Anyway, I’ve received the headshots done by Gary Lura Photography. I hate even looking at pix of myself. In my mind I’m tall and willowy and young, but when I look at a picture of myself I discover I’m short and plump and middle aged. Can you imagine my disappointment?
So I’d like some help choosing which pic should be my new author head shot. Look over the pix below and leave a comment saying which one you like best and why. To sweeten the pot, I’m going to offer an Amazon $10.00 gift card to one person who leaves a comment. I will draw tomorrow evening, September 2 (Oh my gosh, it’s September already?!!) at 7pm central time.
Here in the States it’s a holiday weekend. Labor Day weekend is the traditional end of summer and beginning of the school year. It is also the Gimli Weekend. For those in the Kingdom of Northshield, in the Known World of the SCA, Gimli is a camping event held on Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba Canada. I really wanted to go, and even had travel arrangements made. But I’ve had some tummy bug for a few weeks (nausea and diarrhea, but let’s not go into details) and trying to get to the restroom at the campground every half hour could be … unpleasant. I have a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday, and meanwhile, per the nurse’s direction, I’m keeping a strict food diary and listing all my symptoms on a timeline. I am planning a quiet 4 days at home, reading, writing and knitting. Although I hate to miss seeing people, I think a quiet weekend at home will be heavenly.
I’ve been on a bit of a reading binge lately. Anyone else? With four days off, I should be able to get through at least a few books on my To Be Read (TBR) list and get some writing done on Wolf’s Princess. A few weeks ago a Western Romance author I enjoy made a blog post about her upcoming release. I just about jumped on the table and did a can can dance. I was instantly dying to read that book. I mean, seriously jonesing for that book. The rough draft was complete, and the manuscript was out with the beta readers, so I figured it couldn’t be long before it was out. I then re-read every book she’d written. (Does anyone else do that? When a favorite author is going to have a new book out, do you go back and re-read?)
Who is this author? Ellen O’Connell. If you enjoy western romances and haven’t read her yet, I strongly recommend her. Her heroes are to die for, and her heroines aren’t too stupid to live. Her ladies are strong (not spunky, or feisty, or silly). If you don’t enjoy westerns you might still want to give one of her books a try. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite, but it would be either Beautiful Bad Man or Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold. If you like Native American romance, Dancing On Coals is excellent too. And there is sort of a sequel to Beautiful Bad Man called Into the Light.
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I hope everyone has a terrific weekend. I’m off now to write a bit in Wolf’s Lady. Time for one more love scene (you want to know for sure that Sand is healing, right?) and an epilogue. Happy Reading!
Have I mentioned how I HATE trying to do cover art? Well, I hate it. I did Sherry’s Wolf myself, but it pretty much sucked. I try, but I just don’t have the skill necessary to cut out the images I like and put them together. So when a reader who is going to school for video design asked if she could do a cover for me just for practice, I said YES!!! I figured she couldn’t do any worse than I had, right? LOL Now I want to show it off to you.
Here is what she did for Sherry’s Wolf.
Cover design by Caryn Ertel