Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Great Eclipse of 1878

                          


 In 1878, news of this upcoming cosmic occurrence took the county by storm. And Colorado was right in the middle of the excitement. 

Visit the fun website Cowboy Kisses for the full story.

Cowboy Kisses blog

 The next total eclipse to pass over the United States is April 8, 2024. Check to see totality for your area 

 map here of eclipse path.

    If you live in Colorado, a total solar eclipse like the one in 1878, won't come along until Aug. 12, 2045!!! 

 Will the eclipse bring together more than the sun and the moon!
                     
        In my story Break Heart Canyon, my hero and heroine, Ryker and Una watch the eclipse all comfy and cozy in a hay cart. 

                             


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Friday, March 15, 2024

99 cent sale. Only a few days left for this award winning Historical Western.

 Perfect for this snowy weekend, 
                or save for a lazy summer afternoon!

A man for hire and a widowed goat rancher. Will the total eclipse unite more than the sun and moon? And why does the old prospector keep tabs on the town and show up just when needed? 

What does he desire most, the woman or the artifacts? Until he met Una MacLaren, he’d have chosen the relics. Now this Scottish lass has him rethinking the direction of his life.  

Spirits long dead are not resting easily, and a more recent murder has yet to be solved. Will the return of the mythical white cougar lead them to answers or destruction? 

 



                                                Available here

Best Historical Western of the year! 
Best secondary character 
                                               Available here

#99centromance #historicalwesternromancesale #romance99cents

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

99 Cent Sale, Award winning Break Heart Canyon

March 6th thru March 20th
99 cent sale 



When cattlemen try to burn down Una MacLaren’s ranch, two loveable donkeys help MacTavish the Deerhound protect their mistress. 

                 Best Historical Romance of the Year.
from Colorado Author's League 
                                                                    
     
Best Secondary Character 
        from Still Moments Magazine 


99 Cents
  
  A man for hire and a widowed goat rancher. Will the total eclipse unite more than the sun and moon? And why does the old prospector keep tabs on the town and show up just when needed? 


Then the mythical white cougar is seen prowling the cliffs, and old myths and legends reawaken. Will Una and Ryker reveal the love in their heart, or are happy endings never to be had in Break Heart Canyon? 
                              

Blurb: 
   Unearthing artifacts in Colorado sounded like easy money to Ryker Landry. Then he met the woman who owned the land. 
   Una MacLaren vows no fortune hunter will desecrate the ancient relics of Break Heart Canyon—even if the man is a handsome scoundrel. Fighting to keep her goat farm afloat as local cattlemen hatch deadly schemes to make sure she fails, she has enough to worry about. 
    Captivated by the courageous redhead, Ryker joins forces with Una and her Deerhound, MacTavish. But what does he desire most, the woman or the artifacts? 
    When the mythical white cougar again prowls the rocky cliffs, the legend of Break Heart Canyon draws them into a web of danger. Now only daring and blind trust can save them. 
99 cents
                      




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#99centsaleromance #westernromance #historicalromance

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Now part of the Cowboy Kisses group.


WOOO HOOO

                Today, my first post at Cowboy Kisses goes live! 

Ride on over to theVisit me at Cowboy Kisses and check out this fun website. You will find an amazing group of authors posting information on romance, the west, writing, and what new westerns have recently hit the shelves. 

Stories about cowboys, cowgirls, and westerns in general, have long stolen our hearts, and this is the place to find your next hero and heroine. 

                                   So don't be shy, 
                  Come on over, take a peek and stay a while.

https://cowboykisses.blogspot.com/2024/02/the-bones-war.html  



 

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Gini Rifkin featured in Colorado Sun Magazine

 So proud and excited to be honored with a feature article in the Colorado Sun Magazine. Read what inspired my book Break Heart Canyon and what I do in my "spare" time. 



Read article here!


Winner of Best Wester Romance of the Year 
from Colorado Author's League


Grab Your Copy Here


Unearthing artifacts in Colorado sounded like easy money to Ryker Landry. Then he met the woman who owned the land. 

Una MacLaren vows no fortune hunter will desecrate the ancient relics of Break Heart Canyon—even if the man is a handsome scoundrel. Fighting to keep her goat farm afloat as local cattlemen hatch deadly schemes to make sure she fails, she has enough to worry about. 

Captivated by the courageous redhead, Ryker joins forces with Una and her Deerhound, MacTavish. But what does he desire most, the woman or the artifacts? 

When the mythical white cougar again prowls the rocky cliffs, the legend of Break Heart Canyon draws them into a web of danger. Now only daring and blind trust can save them. 


#ColoradoSunMagazine #bestwesternromance #Romancenovels



Friday, December 15, 2023

Promise Me Christmas is a finalist!

                                   Thank you N.N. Light 
                                  5+ stars


"Promise Me Christmas is a heartwarming story of love and honor and keeping one’s promise, all wrapped in a medieval adventure sprinkled with humor and sweet romantic moments." 


$2.99
     The nights are growing longer and the winter snows are coming—Darkenwald Castle is under siege.  
    Lord Guy Blackthorne is prepared to lay down his life for his children, his wife, and all who seek his protection. But as renegades, mercenaries, and political intrigue surround his ancient family stronghold, he’s forced to stay his hand against those who would dare to attack his fortress.  
     As supplies and hope dwindle, Lady Vespa fears Yule will not be one of good cheer, and the children shall have no gifts this year. At least she and Guy have one another, for that she is thankful. But there are few private moments to share their love, and every endeavor to satisfy their passion is interrupted when the enemy attempts to invade the castle. 
     On Christmas Eve, when a battle to the death begins, Guy faces his greatest challenge. Now Vespa’s wish for a happy Yule celebration turns to a prayer for her beloved’s safety. 


N.N. Light's review 
As enemies attack on Christmas Eve, Lord Guy prepares to die to save his family while Lady Vespa prays for her husband’s life. Will this Yule be draped in greenery or black? Promise Me Christmas is a heart wrenching medieval romance I couldn’t put down. The descriptive narration is poignant and draws the reader into the story. The setting is historically accurate. The world-building is immersive. The characters, though, are what make Promise Me Christmas a book worth reading this holiday season.
 
Let’s start with the characters. The characters are well-written, emotive, and right in line with the era. I connected with both Lord Guy and Lady Vespa. Such a lovely couple who finds happiness when and where they can. Even with the threat of war, their love is unwavering. The rest of the characters are expertly written.
 
The narration is very detailed with impressive world-building. The tone and foreshadowing speak volumes about the time period. Every scene is described down to the last detail. I found myself becoming a part of the story the more I read.
 
I love medieval romance and this medieval holiday romance spoke to my heart. Brilliant from start to finish, Promise Me Christmas took my breath away. I can honestly confess it’s a gem and a reread.
 
My Rating: 5+ stars









Friday, December 8, 2023

Christmas stories galore and a chance to win $75 gift card.

                    Calling all holiday-themed readers! 
                          N.N. Light Festival 
                    a great place to shop and 
              you could win a $75 Amazon gift card.
        
43 holiday-themed books including
Promise Me Christmas 
a medieval romance 
to warm your heart all season long. 
 
I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. My book, Promise Me Christmaswill be featured on Dec. 8th.             But you can you can sign up any day.
Then scroll down to bottom of page! 

                             

Blurb:

   The nights are growing longer and the winter snows are coming—Darkenwald Castle is under siege.  

    Lord Guy Blackthorne is prepared to lay down his life for his children, his wife, and all who seek his protection. But as renegades, mercenaries, and political intrigue surround his ancient family stronghold, he’s forced to stay his hand against those who would dare to attack his fortress.  

     As supplies and hope dwindle, Lady Vespa fears Yule will not be one of good cheer, and the children shall have no gifts this year. At least she and Guy have one another, for that she is thankful. But there are few private moments to share their love, and every endeavor to satisfy their passion is interrupted when the enemy attempts to invade the castle. 

   On Christmas Eve, when a battle to the death begins, Guy faces his greatest challenge. Now Vespa’s wish for a happy Yule celebration turns to a prayer for her beloved’s safety. 

Enter contest here 

(then scroll down to bottom of page!)



                    

                              Happy Holidays!


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