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Category Archives: Western

Western or cowboy set in the past.

Garnet by Caroline Clemmons @CarolinClemmons #RLFblog #NewRelease #HistoricalWesternCaroline Clemmons, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Garnet by by Caroline Clemmons

Genre Historical western romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Garnet Chandler is fighting to hold onto her café, her niece and nephew, and her sanity after the deaths of her husband, his brother, and his sister-in-law. A persistent prowler and the threat of losing custody of her niece and nephew spur her to action. She doesn’t need another man, but she needs a husband long enough to convince the children’s grandparents she can offer them a stable home.
Bounty hunter Adam Bennett was ready to settle down when his friend was killed by a horse thief. He set out to capture the man who had also killed a guard when escaping prison. Adam must have let down his defenses because the man he followed and two cohorts waylaid Adam, beating him and stealing all his possessions before kicking him down a steep ravine. Adam is determined to capture the three as soon as he heals from their encounter.
Garnet and Adam join forces to achieve both their goals. Will that be enough?
Why did you write this book?
When Charlene Raddon asked me to be in this series, I agreed with her that The Widows of Wildcat Ridge would be an exciting project. Using her parameters, I chose to write about Garnet, a young woman widowed by a horrific mining disaster which also claimed the lives of many people who ran to help rescue the miners. I decided she should have her niece and nephew to raise. (I love stories which include children, don’t you?) The story grew from that premise.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I am an eclectic reader but my preference is western historical romance.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
My favorite would have to be a tie between Taylor Stapleton from Prince Charming by Julie Garwood and Jenny Jones from The Promise Of Jenny Jones by Maggie Osbourne.
What are you working on at the moment?
Monk’s Bride, a novella in my Kincaid series
What books will we see from you in coming months?
In addition to the one above, I will write more in my new series, Pearson Grove. Each book will have as a heroine the women mentioned in MAIL-ORDER MORIAH, book one of the series. Those are Lula, Alexandra, Deborah, Corinne, Felicity, and Evelyn.

Where to buy Garnet

Amazon http://getbook.at/garnetWOWR

Caroline Clemmons Social Media

Through a crazy twist of fate, Caroline Clemmons was not born on a Texas ranch. To compensate for this illogical error, she writes about handsome cowboys, feisty ranch women, and scheming villains in a small office her family calls her pink cave. She and her Hero live in North Central Texas cowboy country where they ride herd on their rescued cats and dogs. The books she creates there have made her an Amazon bestselling author and won several awards.
Website http://www.carolineclemmons.com
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Hot-Tempered Hannah by Jo Grafford @JoGrafford #RLFblog Western #Historical RomanceJo Grafford, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

Hot-Tempered Hannah by Jo Grafford

Genre: Sweet western historical romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
Gabe Donovan, notorious bounty hunter, is busy trying to outride an Arizona-sized hole in his heart, when the director of the Gallant Rescue Society offers him the chance to redeem his tortured soul by tracking a missing mail order bride. He can hardly believe the ghost who’s been haunting his memories is a dead ringer for the missing bride in the photograph.
Either the woman he’s never stopped loving has a twin, or she did a bloody good job of faking her own death and crushing his hopes of any kind of future together. There’s only one way to find out — track down the hot-tempered beauty and haul her back to Headstone for questioning!

Know the Hero from Hot-Tempered Hannah

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.
It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
Heads to the nearest Inn for a home-cooked meal and a few hours of sleep. He doesn’t loiter on the streets at night unless he’s on the job and never stays in any one town too long. He’s helped put too many criminals behind bars, and a few of them have partners looking for revenge.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
Anything cooked fresh — preferably by a woman. He’s had to fend for himself out on the trail most of his adult life, so a hot meal is always a treat.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
Chaps and boots, a holster with two guns for quick draws, a knife strapped at his ankle, a wide-brimmed Stetson pulled low over his eyes to protect him from the sun (and make it harder for those he’s hunting down to identify him until it’s too late).
Does he know how to fix things?
If he doesn’t know how to fix it, he can figure it out. Living on the road has forced him to depend on no-one but himself.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
He took a partner about a year ago against his better judgment. He always worked alone before her, but she more or less taunted him into it. She’s a successful bounty hunter like himself — known throughout the West as Hot-Tempered Hannah. They took on one dangerous job after another and put a bunch of no-good horse thieves and bank robbers behind bars together. Until that one fateful job where he didn’t make it to their rendezvous point in time…where the men he and Hannah were hunting managed to trap her inside a old mine shaft and set it afire. He’s been stumbling around in a daze ever since her death, unable to forgive himself for not being there when she needed him the most.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
Clear minded and cold calculating, like he is all hours of the day.
How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?
Like a perfect gentleman. It’s the one secret he’s never shared with anyone, not even his partner Hannah while she was alive. He was raised by a wealthy attorney back East and owns a hefty trust fund that he never uses. He’s spent the last few years working by the sweat of his brow, making his own fate, and hopefully leaving the world a better place for it.
Valet or takes care of himself?
Takes care of himself
Necktie/cravat or open shirt?
Necktie for nice occasions (which are rare) and kerchief to protect him from the sand and sun.
Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?
Buttoned to protect him from the sand, sun, and rattlesnakes.
Powdered wig or natural hair?
All natural, sun-streaked, and usually hidden beneath a Stetson.
Carriage or horseback?
Horseback for chasing down criminals and making quicker get-aways.
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Hot-Tempered Hannah

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Tempered-Hannah-Order-Brides-Rescue-ebook/dp/B07KYD1L9M

Jo Grafford Social Media

Jo writes both sweet and spicy historical romance — and always with a happily ever after. In her stories, the stakes are always high and there’s nothing her heroes won’t risk for the brilliant, sassy women they love.
A typical day finds her with her laptop balanced on her knees, a fizzy beverage within reach, and a cat snoozing on her knees or desk or keyboard. He takes credit for most of what she does.
When Jo’s not writing stories, she’s reading them. She adores alpha males, strong-minded women, humorous sidekicks, diversity, cowboys, bounty hunters, mail order brides…you get the idea.
She loves to visit with readers in her all new Cuppa Jo Readers group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CuppaJoReaders/.
To join her New Release Email List, visit JoGrafford.com. Plus you can read free chapters of many of her books on Wattpad.com/user/JoGrafford. To follow her on Bookbub, visit https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jo-grafford
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Newsletter https://www.JoGrafford.com

 

Know the Hero from Slade by Julie Lence @julielence #RLFblog #Historical Western RomanceJulie Lence, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

Slade by Julie Lence

Slade Barlow discovers hiding out at Jill’s corn farm is more rewarding than stealing from the Arizona silver mines.
Genre Western Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Managing the farm since her pa’s death hasn’t been easy for Jillianne Prescott. The list of repairs is long and money is scarce. To add to her burdens is the deal Ma struck up with the sheriff. In exchange for food and a warm bed, the sheriff sends his prisoners to work the farm. Never one to bother with men, Jillianne is nonetheless thankful for the help, until, one by one, they run off. This latest one won’t be any different. Heavily muscled and full of tomfoolery, she has no doubt he’ll sneak off to Mexico before the sun rises. But when he proves her wrong, and takes it upon himself to find the coyote prowling the farm at night, Jillianne can’t help but admit there’s more to Slade than sinew and tomfoolery.
Be the guest at a necktie social or work at the widow Prescott’s farm? He might be an outlaw, and have a lot of faults, but stupidity isn’t one of them. Slade Barlow will hide out at the farm until tempers cool and then leave Texas for good, have the spread he’s been saving for. But the widow isn’t the frail woman he expected. And her daughter does things to his gut best left ignored. Then again, Jill has an intriguing birthmark. And curves his fingers itch to explore. Sassy and pretty, she’s the type of woman a man marries. Never one to favor a woman’s long list of rules, he’ll keep his distance, track down her coyote, and steal more than one kiss from her.

Know the Hero from Slade

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.
It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
It depends on where he is. If he’s in a town, Slade is likely to find the nearest poker game and gamble until dawn. If’s he’s out in the open, he’ll make camp and lounge by the fire until he falls asleep.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
Jerky. It’s something he can easily stuff into his pocket or saddlebags and take with him.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
Dark trousers, comfortable checkered shirt, his worn boots and Stetson.
Does he know how to fix things?
Slade can mend a fence line and build a porch; an old Colorado ranch hand taught him how to work with wood. But to fix something such as a cookstove or a chimney, he doesn’t have those skills.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
In Arizona territory, someone stole Slade’s poker winnings. Two outlaws blamed the theft on Roth, another outlaw with a reputation just as dangerous as Slade’s. Believing his buddies, Slade tracks Roth to Revolving Point, TX and discovers that Roth is now married. To lure Roth into the open and assure the outlaw returns Slade’s money, Slade breaks into Roth’s home and uses Roth’s wife as bait… and succumbs to a gunshot wound. He’s hauled off to jail, and the only thing saving him from Roth killing him, or the governor from throwing him in Huntsville Penitentiary since Roth’s wife is his niece, is notorious outlaw turned sheriff, Buck Grayson.
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
He’s not mean, but he doesn’t go out of his way to acknowledge them. Mostly he avoids eye contact and side-steps around them. He grew up in a brothel, left home when he was 18 and took on various jobs before turning to outlawing. None of which really put him in the company of children to learn how to interact with them.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
If he’s around a campfire, he’ll get the coffee cooking and feed his horse. In town, he’s likely to hit up the eatery, or the saloon, for coffee. On Jill’s farm, he’s milking the cow and prowling for her intruder before his morning coffee.
How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?
He doesn’t concern himself with polite society, knows he’s rude and brash and prefers to keep that persona, until he meets Jill. Unwilling to cause trouble for her, or embarrass her, he tones down some of his brashness.
Valet or takes care of himself?
He takes care of himself. If he were ever introduced to a valet, he’d send the valet running for the hills.
Necktie/cravat or open shirt?
Open shirt. Slade has little use for fancy clothes.
Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?
Both.
Powdered wig or natural hair?
Natural hair. He’s the type to poke fun at a wig, and any man who wears one.
Carriage or horseback?
He prefers horseback, but isn’t against riding in a carriage or a buckboard.
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Slade

Amazon www.amazon.com/dp/B072Z13YRK

Julie Lence Social Media

Julie was born and raised in upstate New York. She married her high school sweetheart and accompanied him on his twenty-year career with the United States Air Force. Presently, she resides in the Pikes Peak region, where she’s a stay-at-home mom enjoying a career writing western historical romance.
Throughout her school years, Julie enjoyed reading and writing. A friend introduced her to the romance genre in the late 80’s and she was instantly hooked, crediting Judith McNaught and Johanna Lindsey as her inspirations to pen her own novels. As she puts it, Ms. McNaught’s voice is flawless and Ms. Lindsey’s Malory family is endearing and addictive. Combining her fondness for horses, John Wayne and the television series, Dallas, Julie settled into writing about cowboys, outlaws and the ‘old west’ early in her career.
Julie self-publishes her work thru Amazon and Create Space. She also designs her covers. When she’s away from her computer, she enjoys taking care of her family and home, exploring the Rocky Mountains and meeting fans of the romance genre.
Website www.julielence.com
Blog www.cowboykisses.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/julielence
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JulieLence/
Goodreads www.goodrreads.com/author/show/3019442
Amazon Author Page www.amazon.com/author/julielence
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/julie-lence

 

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