Saturday, June 30, 2012

"Yeah, or something did."

So, a few weeks back I was visited by a miracle cat who appeared (miraculously) on Memorial Saturday when I had my grandbabies to entertain.
That cat was a lot of help.
It didn't change diapers or anything but it kept the kids entertained for a long time.
We fed it leftovers to keep it hanging around so the kids would be able to stare at it.

So, now the 'miracle cat' is hanging around a lot.
We believe it is our neighbor's cat. We think it rode here in my cowboy's pickup somehow.

Since it's tamed down we could catch it and return it to our neighbors.
Except some facts:
It's female (we assume that because it's calico)
It's spring

It must've had kittens because that's what cats do in the spring. We haven't seen them but stands to reason.

So, just in case.......we can't return her because her kittens would starve to death. Kittens are born here sometimes on the old ranch, but we pay no attention to them. They're more feral than tame so we don't really get involved.

(*Note---the neighbors are fully aware of this situation and aren't pushing for their cat back....go figure!)
So, we can't return the cat until the Kitten Question is answered.

So, anyway, regardless of the Kitten Question, my cowboy the other day said to me, "Get some cat food."
I said, "No, you give a cat a serving of cat food it eats for a day. You teach a cat to catch mice or starve it eats for a lifetime."

But then later, in Decatur
(wow, that's a rhyme)
Later in Decatur I weakened and bought some dog food because Decatur didn't have cat food. (small town)

I actually phoned my cowboy and he reminded me of my cruel plans to make the cat hunt or die. Honestly, it's not THAT cruel........................if the cat can hunt.

But anyway, we debated nonexistant cat food vs existant dog food and I got the dog food.

So, then, I put out a tiny dish of dog cat food and my cowboy, who rarely listens to me (go figure) put out a larger dish of dog cat food because he didn't know I'd already put some out.

That was three days ago.

This morning I looked out and saw BOTH DISHES EMPTY.

I said, (cheerfully for a woman who's not of a generous heart in the feeding of semi-wild pets who have moved into my home without permission) "The Cat Found the FOOD!"

To which my cowboy said, "Yeah, or something did."

Something? What something?
Like skunks and possums and raccoons? Like rats and weasels and...and...and MOUNTAIN LIONS??

(you'd never guess it but I have a really terrific imagination...thus the novel writing!)

All of a sudden I remember that my policy of not feeding cats had a few more aspects to it than just being philosophically inclinded to teach a cat to hunt.

Thank you for letting me share this slice of life.

Mary Connealy


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Mary Connealy

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The First Time I've Seen My New Cover Online!

Swept Away
coming in March
See it now on Relz Reviews

(scroll down a long way, but it's there!)
Available for Pre-Order NOW

Mary Connealy

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Like me, please

Amazon now has a LIKING thing for authors. It looks a little like this but this is a fake like button, don't bother clicking it. HOWEVER, if you were so inclined, you could LIKE me on Amazon. To what end, I have no idea but there is scuttlebutt that it's good to get people to click on your LIKE button. If you are inclined to LIKE me (or not morally opposed to lying...oops...PRETENDING), you could please go to Amazon and like me by clicking
It's supposed to be a good thing, I just don't understand how.
Yes, I'm a well known persuasive speaker, why do you ask?

Mary Connealy

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Today on
Writing on the Fine Line
Mike Ehret it critiquing an unpublished manuscript of mine.
Well, a small scene from it.
It's a gothic romance which was written a while ago...and revised many times since.
It remains one of the most fun books, for me personally, to write.
Dark and stormy night
Remote old house cut off from civilization
Spooky family
Bodies start piling up
Innocent, amnesiac heroine....who might be the killer....or the next victim.
The title of my book is
The Devil's Nest
And Mike's going to help me kick it up a notch.
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Mary Connealy

Friday, June 22, 2012

4 Stars for Over the Edge

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Romantic Times Magazine has given
Over the Edge
Releasing in August
4 Stars ****
by Mary Connealy
Genre: Inspirational, Historical Romance

 RT Rating

Book three of the Kincaid Brides is Seth’s story. With her trademark laugh-out-loud moments, Connealy breathes new life into an old storyline. The characters are fresh and innovating. There is romance, mystery, laughter and secrets for readers to discover.
Seth Kincaid has not been the same since the fire in the cave; it did not help when he ran off to fight in the Civil War and came back a bit touched in the head. He has learned he got married while he was away, but he does not remember his wife, Callie. She has searched for him — with the intention of killing him for leaving her. Seth knows, deep down inside, that she won’t kill him, and will in fact help him heal. When someone from their pa’s secret life comes to the ranch, all the brothers and their women form an unbreakable family unit to keep everything they have worked for in the family.

(BETHANY HOUSE, Aug., 336 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed By: Patsy Glans
Published: August 2012
Mary Connealy

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Out of Control ~ A chance to win

Get your name in the drawing to win a copy of
Out of Control
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Mary Connealy

Friday, June 08, 2012

Kindle Giveaway plus some of my books and much much more

On Armchair BEA a giveaway of a Kindle Touch and many books, including some of mine, from my group blog Seekerville. Go and get your name in the drawing QUICK.  CLICK HERE Time is short. 

Monday, June 04, 2012

Sophie's Daughters Trilogy-Giveaway

It's my day on
My blog today is called
All We Ask is that You Give us Your Heart
Stop in, leave a comment and get your name in the drawing for
A signed copy
Sophie's Daughters Trilogy
Just released 3 in 1 collection containing
Doctor in Petticoats
Wrangler in Petticoats
Sharpshooter in Petticoats
Mary Connealy

Chance to win Out of Control


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Mary Connealy

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Sophie's Daughters Trilogy-In Bookstores Now

Doctor in Petticoats
Wrangler in Petticoats
Sharpshooter in Petticoats
Repacked into a 3 in 1 collection called
It has released and should be available in bookstores near you.
Or click to buy on:

Mary Connealy