Saturday, October 1, 2022

Spooky fun at the October book giveaway

 

                October is here, N.N. Light's 
           book and gift  card giveaway has begun. 


                                       enter contest here

 You could win an E-copy of Trapper's Moon
                perfect for an Autumnal read.

    As a free trapper, mountain man Kade McCauley is wary of the Hudson Bay Company. Their form of vengeance against those who are not part of the company can be deadly. When he and his partner are attacked, he fights back, only to discover one of his shots struck an innocent. A woman who touches his soul, and he will do anything to keep her safe.

    While searching for her Native American tribe, Blind Deer crosses paths with Kade—with near fatal results. Once she is patched up, she decides it is safer to travel with him than alone Their uneasy alliance turns to genuine caring, but Blind Deer's past gets in the way, and she must choose between love or old obligations.

    But nothing in life is carved in stone except the mountains, and those formidable peaks have been known to change the course of a man's life or a woman's.

                                      enter contest here

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Release day for Break Heart Canyon by Gini Rifkin.

                      Celebrating the release of book 15! 
                      

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. 


I had so much fun writing Break Heart Canyon. And while I don't have a deerhound, I do have two loveable donkeys and three mischievous goats. 

   
 Break Heart Canyon  Available here

Will the power of a rare ancient breastplate bring peace and love back to Break Heart Canyon? Will Una’s courage be a match for the legend? Will Ryker stand by her side? https://books2read.com/u/3LV0G1 #HistoricalRomance #historicalwestern #mythlegend


In 1877 Colorado, dinosaur bones were discovered, and the Bone Wars began. Artifact hunters from back East are willing to fight to the death for the perfect specimen. https://books2read.com/u/3LV0G1 #Romance #historicalwestern #lovabledonkeys

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5 Stars for Derailed Hearts

 



   I don’t often read contemporary romance, but when I do, I always know a story by Darlene Fredette will be well written, carefully plotted, and heartwarming.  
   Although each story in the Redford Falls series stands along, Derailed Hearts offers just enough back story to set the scene for new readers while bringing a smile of reminiscence to fans of the series. (The interaction between the residence has been fun to follow).
   After Ethan Marley’s wife dies in a car accident, his life becomes focused on Avery, his sweet little daughter who was also in the accident and now finds verbal communication a challenge. 
    While on a train ride winding through the gorgeous Canada territory, Ethan and Avery meet a young woman, Jenn, who is a fashion designer. Ethan and Jenn feel an unexpected connection which neither was seeking or wants.  
     Having also suffered a major car accident, Jenn can empathize with the fear, anger, and nightmares Avery has been experiencing. Jenn, has issues of her own as she battles to regain strength in her injured hand which is inhibiting her designing abilities.  
     While traveling, Ethan and Jenn are thrown together by mishap and an act of kindness. Sharing a small compartment leads to innocent romantic interaction, but the attraction between them grows stronger as the train speeds ever onward. When they reach their destination, will it be an ending or a new beginning?
   Although not a lengthy read, Darlene was able to fully develop these three very likable characters along with the setting which is different and interesting as most of the story takes place on the train. There are also surprises instore as you cheer for all three to reach that happy ending. 

Looking forward to the next Redford Falls book, and hoping Max will have his own story soon. Love me a cowboy! 


Blurb: 
Single father and ER doctor, Ethan Marley, is ready to put down roots. He and his daughter embark on a train adventure across Canada from west to east coast. Boarding the train, he meets a woman who steals his breath, and he learns that she too is headed to Redford Falls. He is intent on maintaining a friendship only, but Jenn makes his heart race faster than the train.

Fashion designer, Jenn Martini, travels by train to Redford Falls to visit her father. Her plan for a solitude escape derails after meeting Ethan and his daughter. Sharing a confined-spaced cabin sparks an immediate attraction, and by the end of the trip, she longs to be a part of their family. Only as she opens her heart to love, do the scars from her past begin to heal.

With more in common than relatives in Redford Falls, is their love strong enough to overcome the truth behind the accident…and save their future?

#contemporaryromance #singlefatherromance #TheWildRosePress



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Monday, September 19, 2022

September book and gift giveaway!

 

Welcome to the N.N. Light September giveaway.
6 amazon cards and too many great books to list. 

                                You could win a copy of 
                    Cowboys, Cattle, and Cutthroats

Colorado, 1879
     Ochessa tracks down her brother in Kansas, only to learn Will has been shot, and their childhood puzzle box has gone missing along with a set of documents. Will’s dying words implicate a drifter—Nicodemus Breedlove. 

    No stranger to trouble, Nic has traveled the world in search of himself. Now his only concerns are his Stetson, his mule Sadie, and a long awaited chance at retribution.

   Returning to the ranch in Colorado, Ochessa proves she can work as hard as any man. Then Nic tempts her into playing even harder as a woman—and their passion burns hotter than an August afternoon. 

  When a band of desperados show up, Ochessa’s dream for the future tangles with a nightmare from Nic’s past. Obsessed with finding a stolen ruby and the missing papers, the outlaw leader is running out of patience—now Nic and Ochessa are running out of time.
                             Enter contest here

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#giftcardgiveaway

Monday, September 12, 2022

Goat Show two: Dairy goats

                             Another fun interlude 
            at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. 
     Today Dairy goats were the stars of the show.  
65 percent of the population of the world drinks goat's milk, in America cow's milk is still the favorite.


On average, goats produce about one gallon of milk per day, unlike a cow, which produces four times that amount. Goat's milk has higher amounts of vitamin A, riboflavin, calcium, potassium, and niacin,  And because of the small fat globules and slightly lower lactose content it is easier to digest. Goat milk does contain more calories and is not lactose free. 
                        
                            
                            Hi, Nice to meet you. 
Nubians and Nigerian Dwarf goats (like my fur babies) generally have the mildest, sweetest, and highest butterfat milk. 
          
 Never saw so many blue-eyed goats! 

        If looking for milk production rather than specific flavor, Alpines and Saanens are a good choice.
                      Looks like a winner Alpine.
Such a gorgeous dappled coat.
It's okay, this LaMancha 
is supposed to have tiny external ears!
They are generally also polled (without horns).
Good even-tempered dairy goats. 

What a pretty face.

Little Nubians, hungry babies.
Such cute hangy-down ears. 

                                            Bye, for now. 
                           Thanks for a fun morning Carol!
                         
                                                     The End

                           #Bouldercountyfairgrounds #Dairygoats #Goatshow


Saturday, August 13, 2022

4-H, friends, and fun at the county fair.

                We had a great time supporting, Peyton,
          a wonderful young man at his first 4-H goat show. 
There were several categories and Peyton worked very hard with his goats and the time and effort paid off as his boer goat, Feta, did well. They won and placed in many of the events. 
Peyton showed kindness and patience toward his goat while exhibiting, paid attention to the judge's comments, and excelled in his showmanship. 
I think he had fun and learned a lot, 
and this was a very successful day!   
 We were all very proud of him, especially sister Taylor, and his Mom who entered the parents' just for fun event. The kids were the judges and they pulled no punches. 
Got to spend quality time 
with my friends. 
Thank you Carol for taking us,
(darn, I didn't get a picture of you)
and for doing so much for so many people. 
                         We need more support for 4-H, 
                                    these are great kids and 
                               they deserve some recognition. 

Monday, August 1, 2022

Dog Days of Summer Book Giveaway.

 

  Win your next book to welcome in the fall season.
                           Over 30 prizes,
           including an e-book of Special Delivery. 

               

                       


Clover City, Colorado—1888

A mysterious letter and the drop-dead handsome town marshal, are the last things Mariah expects to find making rounds as a midwife. 

Mariah McAllister plans to be married before her next birthday. Too bad Marshal Virgil Kincaid barely knows she’s alive. Not one to give up easily, she’s determined to show him she has an abiding passion for more than her work.

Virgil Kincaid loved a woman once—after she broke his heart, he spent three years in prison. Women can’t be trusted, no matter how good they look. He’s sworn off relationships in favor of Saturday night poker games. Life is simple—the way he wants it…until a stranger turns up dead in the road. 

Forced to work side by side with Mariah, Virgil begins to wonder if she might be his second chance at love. As they trade kisses and oh so much more, he’s willing to take the gamble. But when a killer threatens their once peaceful town, all bets are off.  

                               Enter contest here                

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Summer fun continues at N N LIght.

 



Start July off right by entering the 
N.N. Light giveaway. 

You can win a copy of  my award winning western
A Cowboy's Fate 
 
Colorado 1888

    Kicked out of England for offending the Royal Family, Britania Rule heads for Leadville, in the Colorado backcountry. Passing herself off as a highborn lady, she pursues her dream of opening a parlor of spiritual enlightenment.

   Cody James, her guide, thinks he must be half-crazy to hire-out to a female. But his luck at the gaming tables has run dry, and she’s his meal-ticket out of town. Betrayed by the only woman he ever loved, and shot and left for dead by a man he once called friend, Cody declares himself a loner.

    Traveling side by side, they deny their desire for one another, but the Tarot cards say otherwise—and their hot night of passion confirms the prediction. Will love be waiting at the end of the trail? Or could Cody’s past destroy their future? 

Enter contest here

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Book club invite a true delight.

 






    Thank you Barb and Steve for suggesting 
Undercover Outlaw to your Book Club. 
    I was so excited to be invited to the meeting.     What a lovely and interesting group of readers---and the food was delish! Had fun discussing the nuts and bolts of writing, as well as those other fascinating topics. I was thrilled the members enjoyed my story enough to be interested in trying some of  my other books. Quite the memorable evening.  

                           Get your copy here...
Blurb: Jesse is determined to track down the man who killed his brother in cold blood. Impersonating an outlaw, his quest for justice becomes a living, breathing, part of his soul. 
Trinity is heading to Denver to escape her vicious guardians. When her stagecoach is robbed, Jesse kidnaps her, and all her well-laid plans collide with his, leaving them both in danger.
 
Trapped in Prairie Ridge by a flood, Jesse and Trinity's feelings soon run as high and wild as the river. When Jesse is accused of murder, Trinity stands by his side, and they take on the town's tyrannical leader. As the city cowers in fear, help comes from an unexpected source, but can it save Jesse from a hangman's noose?
                                          Get your copy here...
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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Undercover Outlaw finalist at Colorado Authors' League.

 


         Such a thrill and honor to be nominated!
Blurb:      

   Jesse is determined to track down the man who killed his brother in cold blood. Impersonating an outlaw, his quest for justice becomes a living, breathing, part of his soul.
     Trinity is heading to Denver to escape her vicious guardians. When her stagecoach is robbed, Jesse kidnaps her, and all her well-laid plans collide with his, leaving them both in danger.
     Trapped in Prairie Ridge by a flood, Jesse and Trinity's feelings soon run as high and wild as the river. When Jesse is accused of murder, Trinity stands by his side, and they take on the town's tyrannical leader. 
   As the city cowers in fear, help comes from an unexpected source, but can it save Jesse from a hangman's noose?

             

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Ready for a new summer read?

                    The N.N. Light giveaway 
                         has begun!

                   Over 30 prizes, including a copy of 
                                  Fatal Recall, 
               voted best romantic thriller of the year.

                        enter contest here              
                            

     Hudson Kincaid prefers the wide-open spaces. But tracking down a serial killer means hanging out in Denver as he investigates neuroscientist Dr. Marilyn Monrose. So far, he can’t figure out if she’s city kitty in high heels, or a country kitten in cowgirl boots?

   Marilyn’s experiments using ramped up virtual reality, captures the final moments of each murder victim’s life, a chilling discovery she’s trying to keep secret. The last thing she needs is a determined private detective barging into her lab—no matter how sexy he looks in his Stetson hat.

   When word of her research is leaked to the press, Marilyn becomes the killer’s next target.   

   Now the woman Hudson races to save, is the one who has stolen his heart.