Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Facebook Parties- The New Rage

There are some things about the internet I like. One of them is participating in Facebook Parties. I can be in my jammies and sipping hot cocoa, but I tell everyone online, I'm in a slinky red dress and I'm drinking a strawberry daiquiri.  It's just like Brad Paisley's song about the five foot nothin', balding, live at home guy who is a GQ model when talking to people online.

Except, I love the online parties because I'm more comfortable typing words than saying them. I'm an introvert and not having to see whether I'm engaging or not, works well for me. ;)

The Facebook parties I'm participating in, two are for groups I'm part of and one is my own Holiday Party for readers.

The first party is October 21st with the authors of the Silver Belles and Stetsons Western Christmas Anthology. We will be partying and giving away lots of goodies.
The next party is being hosted by the authors of the Cowboy Kisses Blog I participate in:
This will be October 28th. Again, you'll get to chat with authors and win prizes.
I don't have a graphic for this one but I do have the URL and time.  It starts at 9 am and runs till 4 pm Mountain Time, so you'll have all day to jump in and join the fun. My time is from 12:30 to 1:00 Mountain Time

And the final party is my Holiday Bash- It will last 2 hours from 4-6 PM on November 8th.  I'll have guest authors from different genres:  Kathleen Rice, Cindy Jones, Sally Carpenter, Amber Foxx, Courtney Peirce, Judith Ashley, Lauri Robinson, Lyn Horner, and Anna Brentwood. I'll open and close the party and these authors will each have ten minutes to visit with you and give away prizes. I'll have the goodies and hot chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps. If you want something more bring it to the party and tell us about it. ;)  
I'll be giving away books, a pair of earrings, and a goodie bag with some of my swag, books, and homemade goodies. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Silver Belles and Stetson's Video

Here is a book trailer for: 
Silver Belles and Stetsons

Ten Western Romance Christmas Novellas
Available as a boxed set for $.99 for a limited time 

Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors bring you ten western romance novellas featuring alpha-cowboys from the past. This boxed set will take you back in time when
men were rugged and handsome and the women who loved them, courageous and


Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday Mystery with Marilyn Meredith

 Why I Write Mysteries and in Particular the Deputy Tempe Crabtree Mystery Series

The first two books I wrote that actually found publishers were historical family sagas based on
the two side of my own family’s genealogy. When I thought about what I should write next,
since I loved reading mysteries, I thought I’d try one. The first was called The Astral Gift.

From there I created the Rocky Bluff P.D. series. After I moved to the foothills of the Southern
Sierra, I interviewed a female resident sheriff’s deputy for the local newspaper. She told me a lot
about being a woman in a male-dominated profession. Near the same time I met a lovely young
Indian woman from the nearby reservation, and also went on a ride-along with a police officer
who was a single mom. Deputy Crabtree was born from a combination of these three extremely
strong women whose lives hadn’t been easy.

Tempe Crabtree, her spouse, Pastor Hutch, and son Blair have become like family to me, and the
people in Bear Creek where Tempe lives, are like my neighbors. I can’t imagine not writing
about what happens to them.

In the latest in the series, Not as it Seems, Tempe and Hutch leave Bear Creek and travel to
Morro Bay to celebrate their son’s wedding giving Tempe a new setting in which to do her

As for mysteries as a whole, in real life sometimes the bad guy or gal never gets caught, or if
he/she does, might get off with a light sentence or no sentence at all. In mysteries, at least mine,
the villain is always caught, and the punishment fits the crime, or it can be assumed it will.

Writing such a conclusion is most satisfying.

Though I have written a few books in other genres, I’ve stuck to mysteries the last few years.
--Marilyn Meredith

Not as It Seems Blurb:

Tempe and Hutch travel to Morro Bay for son Blair’s wedding, but when the maid-of-honor disappears, Tempe tries to find her. The search is complicated by ghosts and Native spirits.

Character Naming Contest:

Once again, I’ll name a character after the person who leaves a comment on the most blogs.
Tomorrow I’ll be stopping by Rebecca’s Author Services and
giving my opinion about blogs and do blog tours work what with all the other ways to promote
like Facebook and Twitter.


Marilyn Meredith now lives in the foothills of the Southern Sierra, about 1000 feet lower than
Tempe’s Bear Creek, but much resembles the fictional town and surroundings. She has nearly 40
books published, mostly mysteries. Besides writing, she loves to give presentations to writers’
groups. She’s on the board of the Public Safety Writers Association, and a member of Mystery
Writers of America and three chapters of Sisters in Crime, including the Central Coast chapter.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

New Western Romance Release by Keta Diablo

* New Release *
Once Upon A Savage Moon
Keta Diablo
a 5-Part Serial (Western Romance/Historical)

About Once Upon A Savage Moon
Brothers Creed and Brand Gatlin love the same woman. One is the father to her child; the other her husband. One left to fight in the Civil War; one stayed home to pick up the tumultuous pieces of their lives.
Sage and Lauren McCain, twins separated at birth, have no idea the other exists...until Fate steps in to reunite them twenty years later.  
Once Upon A Savage Moon is a sweeping saga of two families, the McCains and the Gatlins, caught in the crossfire of the Civil War and the Sioux uprising. Journey with them as they struggle through heartache, betrayal, forgiveness and ultimately love.
* This is a 5-Part serial. By purchasing the serial, rather than two full-length novels, you save $2.00.*

Available on Kindle (also Kindle Unlimited)
All Episodes are available now.
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