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Tag Archives: Mary J McCoy-Dressel

The Top Blogger for this month is NJ Walters, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top
Blogger of 2016 was Susan V Vaughn, who won a year of free advertising for 2017.

About NJ Walters

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not
counted, in order to focus on guests. The winners are judged by cumulative page
views, including return and unique visits. A beautiful graphic award is presented each month.
Congratulations to:
1 NJ Walters
2 Collette Cameron
3 Mary J McCoy-Dressel
4 Rolynn Anderson
4 Lizzi Tremayne
5 Melissa McClone
Honorable mention: Alina
K Field

Top Chatters for the Month

Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the
person who gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter Award.
This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. To win, a guest
must have five or more comments (not counting the guest author’s). There can be
up to three winners.
This month’s winner’s are:
1 Staci Troilo
2 Beppie Harrison
3 Lizzi Tremayne
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has
a blogger’s FAQ page with a downloadable guide and six optional interviews. Readers
can follow via Google+, Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, email, an RSS feed, and
there’s a blog button readers and authors can grab. Authors can share previous books.
The blog uses author or publisher names as tags on posts, and author Twitter handles
in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr with a potential reach of over
3.5M readers via its Twitter-linked network. Twitter mentions are also gathered
in several Paper.li ezines, giving the author additional opportunities for promotion.
The Romance Lives
Forever Paper.li ezine
features only guest authors.
Each post is featured on the Romance Lives Forever Pinterest
board within a few days after it goes live. http://www.pinterest.com/kayelleallen/romance-lives-forever-rlfblog/

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Forever a great place to discover new books and authors. 

Other participants this month
in alphabetical order by first name are:
Adam Mann, Cara Bristol, Cara McKinnon,
Ciara Gold, DP Denman, Erzabet Bishop, Eve Dangerfield, Helena Fairfax, Houston
Havens, Kayelle Allen, Keta Diablo, Kristina Knight, Kryssie Fortune, Laurel
Richards, Liese Sherwood-Fabre, Linda O’Connor, Lynn Crain, Ruth A Casie, Susan
Behon, Tina Donahue, Victoria Pinder
Mary J. McCoy-Dressel found her niche when she began writing
in the contemporary western romance genre. More books are on the horizon. She
dabbles in the paranormal genre and has written two time-travel romance novels,
which are now out of print.
She lives in Michigan, U.S.A., and is a mom to two sons and
a new daughter-in-law. Her career was in education working with children with
learning disabilities and Title One programs—at the elementary and middle
school levels. She’s taught creative writing for a college leisure program.
Besides writing, Mary enjoys photography, reading, going to
the opera, having dinner with friends, and traveling. Her dream came true when
she retired and became a full-time writer. Her Double Feature today highlights
two books from the Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight.

About Heartbreak’s Reward, #2

Genre Contemporary western romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Rancher Jase
Carlson doesn’t understand the ache in the hollow of his chest, since his
ex-wife ripped his heart out. She doesn’t follow the court rules where
his children are concerned, which makes him even more pissed off. Harboring a
bad attitude, he wishes he wasn’t a gentleman when he comes to the aid of a
quick-tempered, sexy blonde. He can’t allow her tight jeans and sweet smile to
sway him, even after he’s coerced into spending time alone with her.
Fighting the torturous battle going on within his own mind and body, he can
either deal with it—or succumb to the woman who appears to be everything he
didn’t know he needed.
In an attempt to
save her rebellious teen sister from herself—as her guardian, Brenna Page
leaves everything behind and moves to Canyon Junction, Arizona. When she
unexpectedly meets a hot-headed cowboy with intense blue eyes and muscles to
die for, the first thing she wants to do is get away. Since she can’t seem to shake
him, Brenna wonders if that same grudge-filled cowboy with an attitude is
someone worth taking on. But still dealing with painful memories, and a sister
who wants nothing to do with Arizona, the last thing she needs right now is a
horse ranching cowboy interfering.
One wrong turn.
Two broken families. Brought together by chance and need.

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About Of the Cowboy’s Own Accord, #3

Genre Contemporary western romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Army Ranger Dane Carlson never means to fall in love before
leaving for another tour of duty, but unexpectedly, he does. While deployed, he
finds himself being sent home early to the family ranch to make a heartrending
decision. Little does he know he isn’t the only one making decisions. His first
priority is to rekindle the flame after losing communication with Gracelyn
Clark. The woman who owns his heart and has since the moment their gaze
connects. But, now nothing is the same as when they met.
The first round of news is surprise enough, yet Gracelyn
continues to release shocking information detrimental to their future. Can they
make it work after so few days together seven months ago? Adjusting to many new
things in his life isn’t easy as it is, so to pull himself back to the man he’s
become could be the biggest test of all—in order to protect his own.
Challenges abound even as Dane and Gracelyn come to terms
with the decisions they’ve made. Whatever tomorrow brings, their only choice is
acceptance—to take one day at a time and face life as it comes.

Buy Of the Cowboy’s Own Accord

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Social Media

The Top Blogger for this month is Collette Cameron, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog.
Our Top Blogger of the Year in 2015 was Sabrina York, who won a year of free advertising
for 2016.

About Collette Cameron

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not
counted, in order to focus on guests. The winners are judged by cumulative page
views, including return and unique visits. There was a tie for 5th place.
Congratulations to each one!
1 Collette Cameron
2 Susan Vaughn
3 Alanna Lucas
4 Paula Millhouse
5 Mary J.
McCoy-Dressel
5 Livia Quinn
Honorable mention:
Diane Benefiel

Top Chatters for the Month

Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the
person who gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter Award.
This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. To win, a guest
must have five or more comments (not counting the guest author’s). There can be
up to three winners.
This month’s winner’s are:
1 Collette Cameron
2 Susan Vaughn
3 Alanna Lucas
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has
a blogger’s FAQ page with a downloadable guide and six optional interviews. Readers
can follow via Google+, Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, email, an RSS feed, and
there’s a blog button readers and authors can grab. Authors can share previous books.
The blog uses author or publisher names as tags on posts, and author Twitter handles
in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr with a potential reach of over
3.5M readers via its Twitter-linked network. Twitter mentions are also gathered
in several Paper.li ezines, giving the author additional opportunities for promotion.
The Romance Lives
Forever Paper.li ezine
features only guest authors.
Each post is featured on the Romance Lives Forever Pinterest
board within a few days after it goes live. http://www.pinterest.com/kayelleallen/romance-lives-forever-rlfblog/

Share your book cover on Romance Lives Forever

Limited spots to share book covers are available. Cost is $5
per month, with a 20% discount for one quarter and up to one year. Covers can be
changed monthly.

RLFblog Admin – Nicole Morgan

Author Nicole Morgan assists me with scheduling for Romance Lives
Forever. She is the blog admin. Look for emails from her. Nicole and I want to ensure
everyone who requests a spot on the blog gets a personal response. Please use this
email if you have questions or need help: rlfblog-owner@yahoogroups.com We
both receive email sent here. You don’t have to join a group or do anything special.
This group simply provides a joint email for us and streamlines things for you.
The email address is included in all downloadable interviews on the FAQ page.

Sign Up for a Future Post

Guest calendar http://bit.ly/rlf-guests
My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month
in alphabetical order by first name are:
Jennifer Perkins, Emily Mims, Jessie
Clever, Donna Cummings, Houston Havens, Cara McKinnon, Cynthia Roberts, Sheila
Hoag, Kayelle Allen, Milou Koenings, Erzabet Bishop, April Wood, Salute to
Author Veterans, Jaine Diamond, Olivia Night, Nicole Morgan, Laurel Richards, Anita
Philmar, Barbara White Daille, Darin Gibby
This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Mary found her niche in the contemporary western romance genre. She’s the author of eight western romance novels, with more on the horizon. She dabbles in the paranormal romance genre and has written two time-travel romance books, which are now out of print.
She lives in the Great Lake Basin area in the U.S.A., and has two sons. Her career was in education working with children with learning disabilities at the elementary and middle school levels. She’s taught creative writing for a college leisure program.
Besides writing, Mary enjoys photography, reading, going to the opera and dinner with friends, and traveling. Her dream came true when she retired and became a full-time writer.

Interview with Mary J. McCoy-Dressel 

Why did you write this book? 
I wrote this spin off series because it takes place in the same small town where the Carlson cowboys from the Double Dutch Ranch Series live. The new series was created because it takes us off the Double Dutch Ranch. This series will introduce friends and acquaintances of the Carlson family and new characters who live in Canyon Junction.
What is your favorite genre to read?
My favorite genre to read is western romance. I love cowboys, bull riders, and the whole western scene. During the Christmas season, I like to read holiday romance novels.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I’ll say the same thing I said in a previous post on Romance Lives Forever. Duncan MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod. LOL, I know he isn’t a cowboy. *grin* It isn’t easy to choose only one favorite character.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m working on the second book in Canyon Junction: Hearts in Love Series and finishing up revisions on the fifth book in the Double Dutch Ranch Series. You’ll see these two books in 2017.
Please tell us about your latest book.
A Double Dutch Ranch Series spin off novel
Rancher Jake Lawton is coming to terms with his wife’s infidelity, but he doesn’t expect to become a single dad overnight. He discovers a malicious act by his wife, which could affect both he and his son’s lives. By chance, he runs into his high school sweetheart, never expecting the same old yearnings to return with one “How are ya?” embrace. Has their unanticipated meeting arrived at the perfect time, or has years apart put an end to what should’ve been years ago?
Beth Marconi arrives home to help care for her ailing father. In town, she inadvertently runs into her first love—the cowboy she nearly married after graduation. Sparks ignite before they say hello, but how do they start over when life has left them so bruised? When her ex comes to town, she’s forced to explain the secret surrounding her marriage. Is Jake the kind of man who will understand, or will he revert to the hell-raiser he had become when Beth left thirteen years ago?
Filled with both anguish and hope at Christmastime, a grieving little boy and two lonely hearts pursue a second chance. Jake and Beth seek to work with what they have today instead of living in yesterday’s memories. Forever love and second chances are possible. Right?

About the Book

Title Whispers of Forever: Mending Christmas
Genre Contemporary Western Romance, Holiday
Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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Author Social Media

The Top Blogger for this month is Vicki Batman, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Our
Top Blogger of the Year in 2015 was Sabrina York, who won a year of free advertising
for 2016.

About Vicki Batman

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not
counted, in order to focus

on guests. The winners are judged by cumulative page
views, including return and unique visits. This month I was very surprised to
find myself in the running for both top blogger and top chatter. That’s never happened
before. The Cancer Awareness week tribute to a late friend and the MFRW
Founding Day tribute put me in both 2nd and 3rd place in both categories. Thank
you for the wonderful support. There was a tie for 5th place. I have noted the Cancer Awareness posts below.

Congratulations to each one!
1 Vicki Batman
(Cancer Awareness)
2 Kayelle Allen (MFRW Founding Day)
3 Kayelle Allen (Cancer Awareness)
3 Dee Owens (Cancer Awareness)
4 Emily Mims
5 Lloyd Meeker (Cancer Awareness), Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Honorable mention:  Merry Holly

Top Chatters for the Month

Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the
person who gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter Award.
This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. To win, a guest
must have five or more comments (not counting the guest author’s). There can be
up to three winners.
This month’s winner’s are:
1 Vicki Batman
(Cancer Awareness)
2 Kayelle Allen (MFRW Founding Day)
3 Kayelle Allen (Cancer Awareness)
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has
a blogger’s FAQ page with a downloadable guide and six optional interviews. Readers
can follow via Google+, Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, email, an RSS feed, and
there’s a blog button readers and authors can grab. Authors can share previous books.
The blog uses author or publisher names as tags on posts, and author Twitter handles
in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr with a potential reach of over
3.5M readers via its Twitter-linked network. Twitter mentions are also gathered
in several Paper.li ezines, giving the author additional opportunities for promotion.
The Romance Lives
Forever Paper.li ezine
features only guest authors.
Each post is featured on the Romance Lives Forever Pinterest
board within a few days after it goes live. http://www.pinterest.com/kayelleallen/romance-lives-forever-rlfblog/

Share your book cover on Romance Lives Forever

Limited spots to share book covers are available. Cost is $5
per month, with a 20% discount for one quarter and up to one year. Covers can be
changed monthly.

RLFblog Admin – Nicole Morgan

Author Nicole Morgan assists me with scheduling for Romance Lives
Forever. She is the blog admin. Look for emails from her. Nicole and I want to ensure
everyone who requests a spot on the blog gets a personal response. Please use this
email if you have questions or need help: rlfblog-owner@yahoogroups.com We
both receive email sent here. You don’t have to join a group or do anything special.
This group simply provides a joint email for us and streamlines things for you.
The email address is included in all downloadable interviews on the FAQ page.

Sign Up for a Future Post

Guest calendar http://bit.ly/rlf-guests
My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month
in alphabetical order by first name are:
Andrea Downing, Beverly Ovalle (Pets for Vets),
Carmen Stefanescu, Houston Havens, Jordan K Rose (Cancer Awareness), Kate
Hill, Kathy Kulig, Kendra Saunders, Krista
Ames, Laurel Richards, Lauren Linwood, Livia Quinn (Cancer Awareness), Marie
Johnston, Nicole Morgan, Olivia Night, Paul Lonardo, Rebecca Barber, Rue Allyn,
Tina Gayle (Cancer Awareness).

Today’s featured book is Christmas at Love House by Mary J. McCoy-Dressel

About the Book

Title Christmas at Love House: A Bittersweet Interlude (Bull Rider Series #3)
Genre Contemporary Western Holiday Romance
Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
A little Christmas magic will be a welcome guest at Love House, but regardless if it arrives or not…during this bittersweet interlude—Velia and Caulder dare their happily-ever-after to be anything less than, “forever.”
Four years later, Velia and Caulder finish up another year of bull riding. They settle into their comfy abode on the McCutchen Ranch in the snowy Allegheny Mountains to celebrate the Christmas season with a houseful of guests. La vita e bella! But why does their happily-ever-after have to come with an expiration date? Without warning, their most chilling nightmare comes true. An innocent misunderstanding, and a startling realization discovered too late—puts their contented little family at risk.
On top of everything else, watching a new love bloom between two of the McCutchen guests, isn’t part of their agenda. Reece “Foley” Wilson, a former teammate, comes into contact with Velia’s cousin at the last show of the season and again while visiting for the holiday. Grown up and feisty, Natale Valente-Armano fell in love with this cowboy as a lovesick teen. Now, life has changed for both of them. How will they handle the unfamiliar thoughts and urges overtaking them? And, how will la famiglia respond to this unexpected romance?

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About the Author

Mary found her niche when she began writing in the contemporary western romance genre. She’s the author of seven western romance novels to date, with more on the horizon. She dabbles in the paranormal genre and has written two time-travel romance novels, which are now out of print.
She lives in the great Lake Basin area in the U.S.A., and is a mom to two sons and a new daughter-in-law. Her career was in education working with children with learning disabilities—at the elementary and middle school levels. She’s taught creative writing for a college leisure program.
Besides, writing, Mary enjoys photography, reading, going to the opera and dinner with friends, and traveling. Her dream came true when she retired and became a full time writer.

Author Social Media

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