Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Release day for Break Heart Canyon by Gini Rifkin.

                      Celebrating the release of book 15! 


  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? #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. #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! 

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



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.
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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