Thursday, January 31, 2008

Missy Tippens Debut Novel is Wonderful

He's a wealthy, powerful, workaholic. She's a pink-haired waitress. His niece has run away and ended up with her. Now he's gotta go through her to get his niece to come home. A perfect set up. No two people could be more wrong for each other. It's as much fun as I've had with a romance novel. Just bright and funny and fast moving. I was completely in love with the poor hard-shell, soft-heart hero. I was rooting for the waitress to not get weak in the knees just because he was trying so hard and failing so miserably. But get a LITTLE weak in the knees, after all, he is gorgeous and rich, so give him SOME chance. It was just laugh out loud funny at times, sweet all the way to the heart and so charming I didn't want it to end, except I was desperate for Happily Ever After.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Black Gold, Texas Tea

I'm on Petticoats and Pistols today.
And no, I'm not blogging about Jed Clampett. I'm blogging about cowboys of course...and OIL.
I'm working on Gingham Mountain, book three in the Lassoed in Texas series, Petticoat Ranch being book #1, Calico Canyon being Book #2 (due for release in August '08)
And my bad guy's motivation is OIL. I found the research to be so interesting. So I wrote a blog about it.
The title of this blog post is a link to Petticoats and Pistols.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Great Review of Petticoat Ranch

Carol, a reviewer for Love Western Romance posted a review for Petticoat Ranch that was so nice! This will link you to it.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

A Soldier's Promise by Cheryl Wyatt

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~CHERYL WYATT~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A poor but honest school teacher with a disabled student.
A heroic member of the pararescue jumpers.
A letter from the boy telling of his dream to meet someone from special forces.
The teacher, the rescuer, the boy in need~~~~~~love is in the air.

That sweet man, so conflicted and hurt, but so honorable and kind. And the teacher trying to do right by her little student.

I loved A Soldier's Promise.

The thing is, we always know, if we're reading a romance that it's gonna be happily every after, right? But Cheryl Wyatt set this book up so we just didn't know. I mean sure the hero and heroine would find a way to be together, but there was more at stake than them and Wyatt didn't necessarily give us all the easy answer, or then again, maybe she did.

I'm not telling.

But I PROMISE she's going to give you a story that's going to be hard to put down.

Something that made this rise above so many romances was how interesting the hero's job was. Pararescuers are a special forces unit trained to recover personnel in hostile areas. That is their primary mission. Their motto is, “That others may live.”

I'd never heard of pararescuers before and it was fun to learn about them.

It all added up to me reading into the wee morning hours. And it's not like I just was determined to find out what happened and I defied good sense.
Oh, no, Cheryl is sneakier than that.

I just read and read and read then I put the book down and saw the clock. I was all the way gone into A Soldier's Promise.

A beautiful story.

A definite Sleep Robber.

Friday, January 18, 2008



The link in the title above will take you to the Barbour Editors blog where they just posted the news.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Inspirational Editor Blog

I'm on TWO blogs today. Here's the second one. Click on the title of this blog post to check it out.


I'm blogging today at Petticoats and Pistols about historical research for my book. Stop by.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Let There Be Lite

Go and read about my adventures on MySpace in this months ACFW e-zine Afictionado.
And remember it's all TRUE. In fact I only told you about one TENTH of it.

Monday, January 14, 2008

George Eliot - AKA Mary Ann Evans

"Angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone."

I read this quote attributed to George Eliot, the author of Silas Marner, and thought it was great. So I looked him up.
George Eliot -- TADA -- is a woman.

Mary Ann Evans
Which just makes me love the quote all the more. It was way too sensitive for a man, right???????????

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Glowing Pigs


Ya' it just me....?????
............Or is the world gettin' a little too weird?
What'd they do, cross a firefly with a Vietnamese Potbelly?
And please do NOT get me started on which is the mother and which is the father.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Free books. This week it's A Soldier's Promise, a new release from Cheryl Wyatt.

Amazon Gift Cards.

Win a critique of 15 pages of your manuscript from experienced contest winners.

Click on the title of this blog to win a free trip to SEEKERVILLE!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 07, 2008


Barbour Publishing kicks off their new line of cozy mysteries with four free books!
I'm writing three books for this series, the first one: Of Mice...and Murder, releases next September.
Follow the link by clicking on the title of this blog post to sign up.