Saturday, July 28, 2012

July New Releases

By Andrea Downing

When Lady Alexandra Calthorpe returns to the Loveland, Colorado, ranch owned by her father, the Duke, she has little idea of how the experience will alter her future. Headstrong and willful, Alex tries to overcome a disastrous marriage in England and be free of the strictures of Victorian society --and become independent of men. That is, until Jesse Makepeace saunters back into her life...
Hot-tempered and hot-blooded cowpuncher Jesse Makepeace can’t seem to accept that the child he once knew is now the ravishing yet determined woman before him. Fighting rustlers proves a whole lot easier than fighting Alex when he’s got to keep more than his temper under control.
Arguments abound as Alex pursues her career as an artist and Jesse faces the prejudice of the English social order. The question is, will Loveland live up to its name?

Published by Wild Rose Press

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Friday, July 06, 2012

July New Releases

The Dividing Season
By Karen Casey Fitzjerrell

The Dividing Season a retrospective tale of how a group of people coped with the pitfalls of living on the cusp of a new era in American History. Trail riding days are all but over in 1910 West Texas, the Mexican Revolution crossed the border onto privately owned land, drought nearly choked the life out of the cattle industry and oil discovered in East Texas. Spinster Nell Miggins, the story's central character, realizes she can no longer manage her ranch the way it has been for the last three generations. Not knowing what else to do, she makes the guilt ridden decision to "sell out." Before she can start sale preparations a couple of archeologists, who've been attacked by Mexican bandits, show up in need of shelter, a windmiller, carrying sorrow like a pack animal, arrives to repair a windmill essential to ranch operations and a smelly nere-do-well from Alabama is the only man available to help trail her herd to the railhead.

Nell holds to her plan in spite of the complications and ends up in dire circumstances far "from anyone who knows her history."

WKMA Publishing

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 Flight For Life
By Stephy Smith

Confronted by a stranger threatening her, Zaidee Rogers flees her home to escape the murderous hands of the man she witnessed kill her brother. Poising as Flora Reese, a school teacher by profession she meets Joseph Solomon.   
Joseph Solomon couldn’t get the gorgeous redhead out of his mind. His gut instinct told him she was running from something. Joseph comes up with an idea to draw out Flora’s enemies.
Will his plan of her death work to bring the killers down? Can he teach Zaidee to trust and start a new life…in his arms?
Publisher: Astraea Press
Flight For Life can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Astraea Press.

Learnin' The Ropes
By Shanna Hatfield

Out of work mechanic Ty Lewis is homeless and desperate to find work. Answering a classified ad for a job in Harney County, Oregon, Ty accepts when he is offered the position. Saying goodbye to his sister and his life in Portland, he heads off to the tiny community of Riley to begin a new adventure, unsure about his boss Lex Ryan, a man he has yet to speak with or meet.
Lexi Ryan, known to her ranch hands and neighbors as Lex Jr., leaves a successful career in Portland to keep the Rockin’ R Ranch running smoothly after the untimely death of her father. It doesn’t take long to discover her father did a lot of crazy things during the last few months before he died, like hiding half a million dollars that Lexi can’t find.
Ty and Lexi are both in for a few surprises as he arrives at the Rockin’ R Ranch and begins learnin’ the ropes.

Self published - June 27, 2012

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Monday, July 02, 2012

Local Colorado WWW Group Meets in Littleton

On Thursday, June 28, Colorado members of Women Writing the West convened at The Bistro at Aspen Grove, formerly Café de France, off of Santa Fe Drive in Littleton.  About twelve people were able to attend and enjoy lunch and conversation while getting caught up on the latest member news and writing projects. Some of the participants are shown here in photographs.

Figure 1 Gayle Gresham, Nancy Oswald, Doris McCraw, Leslee Breene

Figure 2 Carolee Laughton, Linda Wommack

Figure 3 Carol Devlin, Angela La Voie, Carol Caverly

We had two brand new WWW members who were able to join us, Angela La Voie and Ellen Fisher.  Linda Wommack was on the ball and invited them when she found out the newly registered WWW members lived in the area. We were so pleased to meet them in a casual setting, and to Linda Wommack for organizing the gathering and making it happen.

Some members left early for other commitment. Doris McCraw returned to Colorado Springs with Joyce Lohse following the same route. Doris and Joyce were honored that afternoon at a book launch at Penrose Library. The newly published book, Film and Photography on the Front Range, includes chapters by Joyce and Doris, which they presented a year ago at the Pikes Peak Library History Symposium. It was a welcome celebration during a time in which Colorado Springs was suffering from smoke and ashes created by devastating forest fires encroaching the west side of the city.