Sunday, September 14, 2014

September Member News

More releases and awards for our wonderful members!

Shanna Hatfield, Wrestlin'Christmas
Shanghaied by his sister and best friend, former steer wrestler Cort McGraw finds himself on a run-down ranch with a worrisome, albeit gorgeous widow, and her silent, solemn son. Five minutes after Cort McGraw lands on her doorstep, K.C. Peters fights to keep a promise she made to herself to stay away from single, eligible men. When her neighbor said he knew just the person to help work her ranch for the winter, she never expected the handsome, brawny former rodeo star to fill the position. Ready to send him packing, her little boy has other plans.Buy Link:

We can never get enough about Cowgirls. History of rodeo and the first women involved publicly from the late 1800s to the first half of the twentieth century, framed in the context of the earliest days of the first wave of the women’s movement, emphasizing the word-champion cowgirls of Montana. 

Linda Rettstatt, Rescued (A sweet contemporary romance)
Proceeds benefit the Tunica (MS) Humane Society.Alexandra Ramsey has been rescuing strays since she was abandoned by her mother at the age of seven. Now Alex’s passion is poured into Harley’s Haven, the no-kill animal shelter she built from scratch in Cade's Point, Mississippi. Evan Whiting rode the crest of the wave of success as a top chef in Manhattan until 26 people were sickened by bad crab meat. He lost his restaurant, his savings, his reputation and his wife. Evan retreats to the home he inherited in rural Mississippi to start over. Both Alex and Evan are about to be RESCUED. Then there’s Walter…

Doris McCraw, writing as Angela Raines, Home for His Heart (a novella) 
Clara Cross ran away as a young girl after the suspicious deaths of her parents, and has spent the last nine years trying to find safety from a man she had reason to fear. Finally landing in the small town of Agate Gulch in the high Colorado mountains, she believes she may have found a safe home ...

Patsy Schwartz has bigger problems to deal with than the Great Depression, the raging Dust Bowl, or another looming world war. Forced to disappear from Baywater, Minnesota to avoid an arranged marriage to the local sheriff’s son, Patsy hits the open road with her best friend, Virginia Burg. Chasing the Strawberry Moon is an account of the adventures of a young woman as she makes her way west, running from conniving parents, the mob, and corrupt local law enforcement. The two travelers encounter truckers, ranchers, Communists, preachers, an artist working for the WPA, women motorcyclists, and Civilian Conservation Corpsmen, to name a few.

In 1858 Edward Wynkoop arrived in the frontier town of Denver City. He was twenty-two years old and soon became a town leader and Denver’s first sheriff. During the American Civil War, he joined the Colorado Volunteers and played an important role in the Union victory at the Battle of Glorieta Pass in New Mexico. 


Roni McFadden, TheLongest Trail has won gold for non-fiction in Dan Poynter's Global eBookAwards in the autobiography/memoirs/nonfiction category. As she travels "The Longest Trail", Roni evolves from a girl stumbling along treacherous and twisted paths to become a strong young woman who knows where she is going, how to get there, and understands she will have help along the way. 

Nancy Oswald, Insects in the Infield won the CIPA Evvy Award, 1st place in Juvenile division. Ants, bees, dragonflies, limping millipedes… Buster would rather ignore his brainy sister Maggie’s insect zoo, but he needs her help with the carnival fundraiser for his baseball team, the Cougars. Unfortunately, Buster needs more than fundraising help from his sister. 

Lorrie Farrelly Terms of Surrender, medaled in the Western category at the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards.  Former Confederate cavalry Captain Michael Cantrell has lost his home and everyone he loved. He roams the western frontier, trying to outrun his demons and find some purpose to his life. One spring day along the Wind River in Wyoming, a violent encounter lands him smack in the middle of Annie Devlin’s war. Standing with the determined young rancher will test the limits of Michael’s courage, his honor – and his passion.

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