Monday, September 5, 2016

Story Lines from the #authors of The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly!



Hi everyone,

I’m thrilled to share with you more information about the box set The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly. To help my readers learn more about the stories I’ve been asking all sorts of question. Here’s the one for today:



Tell us a little about the ghost in your story?

Keta Diablo said:
My story lands on the more ‘serious’ side of spectrum when it comes to theme. My ghost is a man who met with an unfortunate accident and passed on, leaving a widow and a young son behind. Ranch life in the late 1800s was tough, especially for a woman alone in this vast wilderness. The ghost realizes the huge dilemma she now faces and is determined to help her through the trials and tribulations looming on the horizon.

Anita Philmar said:
Nettie McKee is the great, great grandmother of Konnor McKee. He is the oldest son and pushing thirty. Nettie wants to see him married to the right girl. Unfortunately, he brings home the wrong girl and Nettie has to set things straight.

Blaire Edens said:
My ghost haunts the best saloon in Reno, The Blade. The saloon is the center of a lot of the action in 1880s Reno and the ghost is causing so much fear that the employees have walked out and refuse to come back until the horrible ghostly sounds stop. Every night, at exactly the same time, a terrible keening, shrill and eerie, fills the place. The owner of the saloon, Katherine Busbee, is a business woman and she knows that if the ghost stays, the saloon will have to close. She hires Agent Cole Swansby to get rid of the ghost before Preston Asbury, the President of Midas Mines, shows up in Reno. He’s a big spender and she can’t afford to lose his business. It will take every tool Cole has to get to the bottom of the ghostly mystery.

Charlene Raddon said:
That would ruin the surprise for the reader.
Patty Sherry-Crews said:
Well, I some surprises so I’m going to keep some things to myself. I can tell you a little bit though. Healy has been called in on this case because a rancher, Abbott Foster, can’t consummate his marriage to his new mail-order bride because every time he tries a menacing spirit appears.

The ghost in my story is Abbott’s first wife, Cora. The couple moved to Arizona from Texas as young newlyweds. Healy can see and talk to Cora but nobody else can. Again, that’s all I can say on the subject of Cora because I don’t want to give too much away.

Margo Collins said:
In the 1880s, the term poltergeist (for "noisy ghost") had only recently been coined in Germany—and these German settlers bring not only the term with them, but also an actual poltergeist!

Erin Hayes said:
Hattie sees quite a few ghosts in her travels. In fact, they can’t seem to leave her alone. But there is a big problem brewing in Carolina City.

Andrea Downing said:
As I said, Lizzie, my heroine, is the ghost.  She finds she has time traveled back from contemporary St. Louis to 1800s Wyoming.  She discovers that, in a former life, she was murdered during a robbery on her husband’s ranch.  She’s returned there due to unfinished business but always rather longs to get back to her real life, despite the fact she was married to a hot cowboy/rancher.

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Wow! Can't wait to read all EIGHT stories in this anthology. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

DOWNLOAD THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE GHOSTLY 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Welcome #Authors from The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly!



With their new release this week of The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly, I invited the authors of this great boxed set to tell us why they think combining Cowboys and Ghosts make for some awesome stories.

Here’s what they had to say.

Patty Sherry-Crews
I think the old west and ghosts go together very well. We are taken with the folklore of that time and place in the same way we’re intrigued with ghosts. The west is a place where so many cultures came together, clashed, melded, and brought their traditions and stories. Many people migrated there with high hopes but not all achieved success. There are a lot of tragic stories, and many met their end violently. And of course, the basis of so many ghost stories are romances gone wrong.
 


Keta Diablo
I think cowboys and ghosts are a great combination and two of the most popular tropes right now. Ghost stories…think abandoned ghost towns of the Old West and hawt cowboys. People have always held a fascination for ghosts and the afterlife so why not combine them with rugged, alpha cowboys and see what turns up?

Anita Philmar
This is the best of both worlds. Not only can you have a hot cowboy but a ghost to cause trouble. What more can an author ask for?

Blaire Edens
I love a book that includes elements of more than one genre. Not only are they fun to read, they’re great fun to write. In this case of this story, ghosts and the Old West (my story takes places in the late 1800s) seem like a natural fit. With outlaws and working girls, unrequited love and harsh conditions, there’s bound to be a ghost in nearly every saloon and hotel room. Because the West, especially just after the Civil War, was a land with tons of interesting characters, it’s easy to imagine some of those folks hanging around even after they’ve said their earthly good-byes.

Charlene Raddon
I think it's fabulous. People back then tended to believe in ghosts and the supernatural more than we do now, so it's a good fit.

Margo Collins 
I'm delighted to combine them! I have had a old-west demon-hunter character in mind for a long time; I'm glad to have a chance to write her into a story!

Erin Hayes 
This is right up my alley! I love combining genres because when you do, you come up with something very fun and different. That’s what I’m aiming to do with my story.

Andrea Downing 
You know, I’d never thought of combining the two because I’m something of a purist when it comes to the west, but as soon as Keta suggested the idea I had a story in my head.  It doesn’t always happen that way.  I’m glad to be part of this anthology and think it’s a great, fun idea. 

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Thank  you ladies! We enjoyed your visit and loved hearing about your ghosts and rugged cowboys in the Old West!


You can purchase THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE GHOSTLY HERE for .99 here! That's eight stories for under one dollar!

Happy reading!


Monday, August 29, 2016

Chance For 8 Books from Authors of The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly !



Enter to Win Paranormal and Western Romances from the Authors of The Good, the Bad, and the Ghostly!

The authors of The Good, the Bad, and the Ghostly are sponsoring an ebook giveaway including western and paranormal romances. Enter to win, and be sure to check out the collection!

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What do you get when you mix cowboys with ghosts? A collection of eight (stand-alone) amazing stories from the Old West with haunts of every variety.

Get your love of alpha cowboys on and feed your addiction for the bizarre (and sometimes spooky) world when you download The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly.

New York Times, USA Today, & Amazon Bestselling and Award-winning authors are pleased to save you more than 75% on this fantastic boxed set! (Price if books sold separately)


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Wild, Wild Ghost by Margo Bond Collins
 With everyone she loves in the grave, Ruby specializes in the dead.

Comes An Outlaw by Keta Diablo
 An outlaw returns to his childhood home to find his parents and brother dead, and the lovely widow in grave danger.

Long A Ghost, and Far Away by Andrea Downing
 Ghosts are restless souls, and Lizzie Adams is one of them. How many lives will she get to find the perfect love?

A Ghostly Wager by Blaire Edens
 Even a skeptical detective needs a little otherworldly help.

How the Ghost Was Won by Erin Hayes
 There are ghost stories. And there are ghost legends.

McKee’s Ghost by Anita Philmar
 The ghost living in his house might have saved him from an unhappy marriage and brought him the girl of his dreams but when his ex- fiancé returns, the same spirit turns his life upside down.

A Ride Through Time by Charlene Raddon
 P.S.I. Agent Burke Jameson wants to find out if Eagle Gulch, Colorado has genuine ghosts. But he found far more than he expected, including a horse ride that could change his life forever

The Ghost and the Bridegroom by Patti Sherry-Crews
 She’s sent west to solve a case. What she finds will change her forever.


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Monday, August 22, 2016

Love #Cowboys? Order The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly

Eight Cowboy/Ghost stories for .99 cents! If you love alpha cowboys and spooks from the otherworld, you'll love this boxed set. 

About The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly:
What do you get when you mix cowboys with ghosts? A collection of eight (stand-alone) amazing stories from the Old West with haunts of every variety.

Get your love of alpha cowboys on and feed your addiction for the bizarre (and sometimes spooky) world when you download The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly.

Bestselling and Award-winning authors are pleased to save you more than 75% on this fantastic boxed set! (Price if books sold separately)
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Wild, Wild Ghost by Margo Bond Collins
With everyone she loves in the grave, Ruby specializes in the dead.

Comes An Outlaw by Keta Diablo
An outlaw returns to his childhood home to find his parents and brother dead, and the lovely widow in grave danger.

Long A Ghost, and Far Away by Andrea Downing
Ghosts are restless souls, and Lizzie Adams is one of them. How many lives will she get to find the perfect love?

A Ghostly Wager by Blaire Edens
Even a skeptical detective needs a little otherworldly help.

How the Ghost Was Won by Erin Hayes
There are ghost stories. And there are ghost legends.

McKee's Ghost by Anita Philmar
The ghost living in his house might have saved him from an unhappy marriage and brought him the girl of his dreams but when his ex- fiancé returns, the same spirit turns his life upside down.

A Ride Through Time by Charlene Raddon
P.S.I. Agent Burke Jameson wants to find out if Eagle Gulch, Colorado has genuine ghosts. But he found far more than he expected, including a horse ride that could change his life forever

The Ghost and the Bridegroom by Patti Sherry-Crews
She's sent west to solve a case. What she finds will change her forever. 



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Friday, August 19, 2016

The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly - Pre-Order Now!


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What do you get when you mix cowboys with ghosts? A collection of eight (stand-alone) amazing stories from the Old West with haunts of every variety.
Get your love of alpha cowboys on and feed your addiction for the bizarre (and sometimes spooky) world when you download The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly.

Bestselling and Award-winning authors are pleased to save you more than 75% on this fantastic boxed set! (Price if books sold separately)
 

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Wild, Wild Ghost by Margo Bond Collins
With everyone she loves in the grave, Ruby specializes in the dead.


Comes An Outlaw by Keta Diablo
An outlaw returns to his childhood home to find his parents and brother dead, and the lovely widow in grave danger.


Long A Ghost, and Far Away by Andrea Downing
Ghosts are restless souls, and Lizzie Adams is one of them. How many lives will she get to find the perfect love?


A Ghostly Wager by Blaire Edens
Even a skeptical detective needs a little otherworldly help.


How the Ghost Was Won by Erin Hayes
There are ghost stories. And there are ghost legends.


McKee's Ghost by Anita Philmar
The ghost living in his house might have saved him from an unhappy marriage and brought him the girl of his dreams but when his ex- fiancé returns, the same spirit turns his life upside down.


A Ride Through Time by Charlene Raddon
P.S.I. Agent Burke Jameson wants to find out if Eagle Gulch, Colorado has genuine ghosts. But he found far more than he expected, including a horse ride that could change his life forever

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The Ghost and the Bridegroom by Patti Sherry-Crews
She's sent west to solve a case. What she finds will change her forever. 

Pre-Order The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly

Sunday, November 1, 2015

New Release - SILVER BELLES & STETSONS

* Christmas Anthology
* Western Romance
* Hunky Cowboys

Silver Belles & Stetsons
 

Ten Western Romance Christmas Novellas
Available as a boxed set for a limited time
A savings of more than 75% if the books were purchased separately.

Amazon Bestselling authors bring you ten western romance novellas featuring cowboys from the past and the women who loved them. This boxed set will take you back in time when men were rugged and handsome and the women courageous and daring.



Saturday, October 31, 2015

Welcome HEBBY ROMAN - Western Romance Author

Please help me welcome Hebby Roman to the blog. She's visiting today to tell us about "A Hard Candy Christmas" her story in the Silver Belles and Stetsons anthology.

Tell us about your story in the Silver Belles anthology
 

"A Hard Candy Christmas" is a story that's very close to my heart. I set it in my hometown of Del Rio, Texas, and I've included railroaders along with sheep ranchers because the railroad in the early days of Del Rio was a huge boost to the local economy.

My father was a railroad engineer in Del Rio when I was growing up, and our life revolved around his train schedules. Another interesting fact about Del Rio is it was originally settled by ranchers, but not cattle ranchers—sheep ranchers. The climate is arid and the soil is poor and mostly grows brush and some prairie grass, so the original ranching families learned they could run more sheep per acre than cattle. My sister married into one of the pioneer families, the Bakers, and I spent several of my summers on their ranch, working sheep on horseback and helping out around the shearing shed.

The story centers on a young single mother, Abigail, whose husband has deserted her. She has an eight-year-old son. They're dependent on her demanding and miserly father, a railroad engineer, who also owns a boardinghouse, which she runs for him. Given her relationship with her husband and her father, Abby has been hurt and is fearful of men. She goes to great lengths to avoid men--until Clint Graham, a sheep rancher and the local sheriff, rents one of her rooms. Even though they're caught between the railroaders and sheep ranchers in a local feud, Abby and Clint learn they have a lot in common. And Clint's steadfast devotion to her son helps to dispel her fears about men. Their romance blossoms, but then Abby's long-absent husband shows up.

What inspired you to write "A Hard Candy Christmas?"


Summers spent on the Baker ranch and Devil's River, along with growing up in a railroad family and adapting to its peculiar lifestyle.

What is a typical writing day like for you?


Is there such a thing as a typical writing day? I wish there were, but I find I have to fit my writing schedule around my family, household stuff, my new granddaughter, and social media. However, if you ask what my ideal writing day SHOULD be, I would say, it's getting up, brushing my teeth, etc. and then immediately sitting down at my computer to write and ignoring everything until I've reached my page count (I'm old fashioned, I still use pages, not words, for my daily quota). My preferable page count is around 8 to 10 pages per day, six days a week. But if I'm on a deadline, I will write any time and burn a lot of midnight oil to make the deadline.

Blurb
Abigail Kerr Sanford is a single mother struggling to raise her child. Sheriff Clint Graham is a man scarred by his background and family tragedies. Drawn into a bitter feud between ranchers and railroaders, Abigail and Clint work together to resolve the feud, learning to respect and trust each other. And as their feelings deepen, they recognize their love is the most special Christmas gift of all.

Excerpt

“Don't! Don't say it.” Abigail covered her ears with her hands. “I can't stand it.” She rose and stood before him, tears trailing down her cheeks. “Too much sorrow, too much grief. There aren't enough words, there isn't enough…anything.”
Clint rose and put his arms around her waist. And she didn't pull away. Instead, she slumped against him and buried her face in his chest.
   
Talking about what had happened made the grief fresh again, like a knife cutting out his guts. But at the same time, he felt a breath of relief, as if he'd cauterized a gaping wound, and stopped the bleeding.

He rested his chin on the top of Abby's head and sighed. Her hair was soft and silky. And holding her in his arms helped—just touching her. He hoped she felt the same way.
   
She lifted her head and gazed at him. “Kevin reminds you of Timothy?”
   
He nodded. “Yes, being with your son is the only thing that's helped. I took the sheriff's job to make money and restock my ranch. But the real reason was to get away from the river. I couldn't stand to look at it—to be reminded of what happened.”
   
He trailed his fingertips along her cheek and down her throat. “I know I'm a crazy man, Abby. But being around you and Kevin makes me less crazy.” He snagged her gaze. “That should be a good thing, right?”
   
“Yes, Clint, a good thing.” She ran her pink tongue over her ruby-red lips.
   
And God help him, he bent his head and touched his lips to hers.
   
At first, she started to pull away, but he made himself go slow. He brushed her lips lightly, gently. She sighed and leaned into his embrace. He caressed her lips with his, angling his head this way and then that, but careful not to seek entrance to her mouth.
   
She might be the mother of an eight-year-old boy, but she acted like a virgin.
   
He cradled her and she snuggled closer, offering her mouth to him.
   
He groaned.
   
Would he ever get enough of her?

Author Bio 

Hebby Roman is the multi-published author of both historical and contemporary romances. Her first contemporary romance, SUMMER DREAMS, was the launch title for Encanto, a print line featuring Latino romances. And her re-published e-book, SUMMER DREAMS, was #1 in Amazon fiction and romance.

Hebby is a member of the Romance Writers of America, and the past president of her local chapter, North Texas Romance Writers. She was selected for the Romantic Times "Texas Author" award, and she won a national Harlequin contest. Her book, BORDER HEAT, was a Los Angeles Times Book Festival selection.

She graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas in Austin and was selected for inclusion in the first edition of Who's Who in American Women.

She is blessed to have all her family living close by in north Texas, including her family's latest edition, her granddaughter, Mackenzie. Hebby lives in Arlington, Texas with her husband, Luis, and maltipoo, Maximillian.

AUTHOR HOME

Hebby on FACEBOOK 
Amazon Author Page

Getting to Know Hebby

Favorite animal would have to be dogs with horses a close second.
Biggest fear is probably any of my family or friends being in a terrible car accident on the highway.
Easiest person to talk to would be my three closest girlfriends, all of whom I've known over 20 years, one of which was a college roommate.
Favorite song would be Chris Botti's "Indian Summer."
Favorite book would be "Gone with the Wind."
Ghosts, are they real? Yes, I think certain places that have deadly or notorious histories, tend to encourage spirits to "hang around."
Hometown is Del Rio, Texas.
I'm in love with my husband and son and granddaughter. Boring, aren't I? Well, there is "Downton Abbey." I love that series.
Middle name is Lynn, as in my mother, who when she was mad, would screech: "Hebby Lynn McCuller (maiden name), you get over here and…"
One wish would be to visit Venice before I leave this earth.
Reason to smile anything that lampoons egotistical people.
Song you last sang was "England Swings" because we were in Great Britain and that old 60's song kept playing in my mind.
Underwear color Really? Who cares? But again, I'm old fashioned, so definitely white.
Vacation destination Again, Venice and anywhere along the Mediterranean.
 Favorite movie is "Charade" with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.
Worst habit is snacking, late at night, while I'm reading, even though I'm not really hungry.
Favorite food is beef stroganoff.
Zodiac sign: Virgo.


Thanks so much for visiting us today, Hebby!

You can read Hebby's story in the:
SILVER BELLES AND STETSONS ANTHOLOGY