Saturday, March 30, 2013

Leibster Blogging Award

beautiful chaos: Liebster blogging award: For those of you who frequent this blog, please pardon the capital letters, but I wrote this in Word and I use the auto-caps feature. ...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Chat tonight at 7 Central Time, drawing for great prizes at the end

Tonight at 7 Central time on Facebook.


Go now and join the chat, and make sure you're entered in the drawing.
Find it here:
Tonight at 7 Central time on Facebook.

Here's your chance to get to know me better...though why you'd want to is beyond me!

Biggest pet peeve: This is tough. I’m a fairly calm person and not much is a pet peeve just because I hope people will put up with my quirks so I’d better put up with theirs. Read more HERE

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Review Stew--Reviewing Swept Away

The Review Stew: Book Review: Swept Away: About Swept Away: When a cowboy focused on revenge encounters a woman determined to distract him, there's going to be trouble in...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Author Talk Interviewed me about Swept Away

In this interview, bestselling author Mary Connealy reveals her inspiration for her new historical romance series, Trouble in Texas, the first installment of which is SWEPT AWAY. She also explains how a novel with such serious and intense themes can have comedic elements woven so seamlessly throughout the story, why she writes about cowboys, and what she believes is the book’s deepest theme.

Question: Where did you get the idea for the Trouble in Texas series? Read More Here...

Mary Connealy

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Big Birthday Bash Prizes

Here are some of the prizes today on
They include a Kindle Fire and six book bundles,
some of which contain my new release
Swept Away
And leave a comment THERE
to get your name in the drawing

A Kindle Fire and book bundles:

Bundle #1 of books

The Bride Wore Spurs, by Janet Dean

One Imperfect Christmas, by Myra Johnson

The Colonel’s Daughter, Debby Giusti

Dreaming of Home, by Glynna Kaye

Bundle #2 of books

The Bride Wore Spurs, by Janet Dean

Gateway Weddings, by Myra Johnson

The Captain’s Mission, by Debby Giusti

Second Chance Courtship, by Glynna Kaye

Bundle #3 of books

At Home In His Heart, by Glynna Kaye

Countdown to Death, by Debby Giusti

His Mistletoe Family, by Ruth Logan Herne

Swept Away, by Mary Connealy

Bundle #4 of books

High Country Hearts, by Glynna Kaye

Protecting Her Child, by Debby Giusti

His Mistletoe Family, by Ruth Logan Herne

Swept Away, by Mary Connealy

Bundle #5 of books

Complete 3-book set of The Horseman’s Heart, The Horseman’s Gift and The Horseman’s Hope, by Myra Johnson

A Love Surrendered, by Julie Lessman

Bundle #6 of books

A Love Surrendered, by Julie Lessman

His Mistletoe Family, by Ruth Logan Herne

Claiming Mariah, by Pam Hillman (ebook)

Georgia Sweethearts, by Missy Tippens

Petite Fours and Hot Tamales – A NOOK Simple Touch™, by Barnes & Noble, loaded with the books by our bloggers AND a $30 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble.

Martin Brown Publishers/Ampichellis Ebooks - Kindle e-reader

Romance at Random – A gift basket with an assortment of Random House’s finest authors including a sneak peek preview copy of Debbie Macomber’s April release, Starting Now!

Romancing the Jock – Toni Aleo – Assasain’s Swag Pack

Cassandra Carr - 1 copy of Head Games (Buffalo Intimidators Book 1)

Jami Davenport - 1 copy of Fourth and Goal

Roz Lee- Swag Package and eCopy of Inside Heat

Koko Brown – 1 autographed copy of Player’s Ultimatum and an ARC of Jezebel

Liz Matis - 1 copy of Playing for Keeps eBook copy

Regina Hart - 1 copy of Smooth Play

LuAnn McLane - 1 copy of Playing for Keeps

Chanta Rand – 1 copy of Delay of Game

Save My Soul swag pack, including a $25 MLB gift card good for tickets to participating teams or fan gear.

Mary Buckham – E-copies of WRITING ACTIVE SETTING Books 1 and 2 to a winner and members of her critique group (up to 6 members)!

Harlequin – Harlequin tote bag includes: 2 Harlequin notebooks. The 4 debut titles of Harlequin KISS: The One That Got Away by Kelly Hunter, Hitched! by Jessica Hart, How To Get Over Your Ex by Nikki Logan and The Downfall of a Good Girl by Kimberly Lang. Beach House No.9 and The Love Shack by Christie Ridgway That Night on Thistle Lane by Carla Neggers Too Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins Three Sisters by Susan Mallery Beauty Awakened by Gena Showalter Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

'Mary Connealy

Top Ten Reasons You Might Want to Publish Under a Pseudonym

I'm on
Seriously Write

Mary Connealy

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tubing is for Slacker Cows

My Cowboy doesn't give a newborn calf a bottle if he won't suck. He tubes them. See the long tube on this bottle? That goes down the calf's throat and right into his stomach and the milk just pours right into his little belly. Warm milk. His mama is supposed to provide that, and she will, but clearly some intervention is needed and the sun is setting so we need to get hot milk into the new baby.
Insert the long tube in the calf's mouth and slide it all the way down his throat. This isn't a bottle for sucking, oh no. It's a tube, also called Drenching. 
Threading the tube down the calf's throat into it's tummy where he will be filled with luscious, life saving food his mama is too dumb to stand still and provide...even as she stands inches away, threatening to SAVE HER BABY from the scary cowboy and his wife, who is standing well away and emitting an odd clicking noise. (the camera)
"You're prepared to step in and shoo her away if she charges, right?" My cowboy!
Then the calf says, "Hot milk? I don't want that? I was thinking more a venti cappucino! MAMA SAVE ME!"
What are you doin' to my baby? (insert horrible bellow...she sounds like a bull.
This is not a MOO, it is deep, throaty, MEAN)
The calf lurches sideways and shakes the tube. The cow puffs hot breath in My Cowboy's face. He said, "You feed him then, Slacker Cow
Wait, there's a shiny object. Okay, fine, you do it.
 So the job is left to My Cowboy after all. And mama looks on, along with a young heifer, still waiting to calf, who is thinking, "So, that's how it's done. Got it."

Sunday, March 10, 2013

They're naming blizzards now, right?

They're naming blizzards now, right? Like they name Hurricanes?
Well, yesterday we had a calf with a daddy named blizzard, it was 50 degrees and mostly sunny.

Today we have a blizzard, I propose we name it CALF
Calf named Blizzard
Blizzard named Calf.
There is a nice rhythm to that.
Church is cancelled.
Long snow day ahead. Of course I'm running late because I didn't roll out of bed at the correct Daylight Saving's Time time.
Mary Connealy

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I'm on Word Sharpeners today

I'm on 
Word Sharpeners 
With a woman who saved my life once
Tamera Lynn Kraft
She saved me from a cloverleaf in OHIO once
I'd still be driving around and around and around if Tamera hadn't stopped me and pointed.

Mary Connealy

Welcome Mat Wednesday

Melissa Tagg 

Hosts authors every Wednesday and calls it.......

Welcome Mat Wednesday!!!

Today it's me.

To get your name in the drawing for a signed copy of Swept more here

Mary Connealy

Monday, March 04, 2013


STOP IN=there is a prize, but you'll have to stop in and see what

Mary Connealy

Friday, March 01, 2013

This is so cute I can't stand it!

My youngest and cutest reader EVER.
Guppy Harkness, who is three years old and has a fondness for cowboys...also, according to his mom, a fondness for making up excuses not to go to bed.
Mary Connealy


And I'm also Author of the Month
Amber Perry's
Find out how to get your name in the drawing by clicking HERE

Mary Connealy

I probably will regret this.......

.....I'm on Barbara Vey's blog today...the instructions were......
take a picture of yourself writing and NO GETTING DRESSED UP AND SHINING UP YOUR WORK SPACE.
Writers at Work
Well, I obeyed her, for good or ill. (probably ill)

Mary Connealy