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Check Out My Guest Blog!

I’m guest blogging at my buddy’s (Delilah Devlin)blog today.

There is a giveaway!!

Check it out over at

See you over there!

Rafflecopter Winners!!

I have GOOD new and NOT-SO-GOOD news this morning! Since it’s Monday, lets go with the GOOD New first!

My Rafflecopter giveaway ended at midnight. 

Winners HAVE been chosen!

Here is the winner list!

  • Mary Sue Russell (Claimed)
  • Mary Anne Meyne (Claimed)
  • Patricia Wong
  • Mallory Dorman
  • Felicia Thomas (Claimed)
  • Vickie Griffin Carter
  • Nancy Saubert Luebke
  • Mary Ann Cloud (Claimed)
  • Robin Weiss
  • Karen Giasson
  • Denise Fackler Van Plew

If you are on this list, please contact me via email

Now the NOT-SO-GOOD news….

I’m out of town all week at a writers’ retreat so I can’t mail any of prizes until NEXT week!

I know. I know. Not fair!! But it is what it is.

So CONGRATULATIONS!! to the winners!!

THANK YOU to everyone who entered, who bought Texas Lullaby and who reviewed it! I VERY MUCH appreciate you!

Rafflecopter Ending SOON


Did ya know I’ve got a Rafflecopter running for only FIVE more days?  Yep.
Click HERE to enter.

PLUS only TWO people claimed their prizes from last week!


That means either I put those prized back into my closet or add them to the Rafflccopter. Decisions. Decisions. Closet? Or give to someone else?

In the meantime, don’t miss the chance to pick up TEXAS LULLABY for ONLY $0.99! That will be ending VERY soon. How can you NOT take advantage of a $4.00 Savings!


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WINNERS from Last Week



Hope everyone is having a fun and safe 4th of July Holiday weekend. 

I gave away prizes every day last week and had a TON of winners.  YAY WINNING!

BUT only ONE has stepped forward to claim her prize! Shocking, RIGHT?


SO, I’m posting all the winners’ names, date they won and what they won. Today is July 2. They have until MIDNIGHT July 4, 2017 to claim their prize. Otherwise, it goes back into the prize vault and I’ll give it away later! 

Here we go…

  • Ki Lee (Newsletter winner) Orange Cooler (Claimed)
  • Brenda Gremil (Blog 6.30) Orange or White Cooler
  • Fedora Chen (Blog 6.30) Orange or White Cooler
  • Teresa Fordice (Blog 6.30) Orange or White Cooler
  • Therese Lopez (Blog 6.30) Orange or White Cooler
  • Mary McCoy (Blog 6.29) Texas Lullaby Kitchen Towel
  • Linda Herald (WRC 6.30) Orange or White Cooler  (Claimed)
  • Rosie Wiley (Blog 7.1) When Things Got Hot in Texas Towel (Claimed)

You can contact me on Facebook (private message) or email me at

Congrats ladies!! Get those fingers moving! 

AND don’t forget, TEXAS LULLABY is marked down to $0.99 for only 7 more days! Don’t miss the opportunity to save $4.00 on a great read! 


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New Western Romance by Heather Long



Good Morning Gang!

semper-fi-cowboy-3-193x300I want to give a shout-out to my bud, USA Today bestselling author HEATHER LONG, who has a new Western Romance coming out! For more information on Heather, click on her name and you’ll go to her website.

Here’s a little about the book…

A Leatherneck by any other name can still kick ass, which is just what retired United States Marine Corps Captain Tanner Wilks plans to do when he returns to his Texas family ranch to care for his ailing father. And nothing will stop him from achieving his mission—not even a lithe, brown-eyed town veterinarian who seems hell-bent on driving him wild.

Captain Tanner Wilks, honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps, returns home to find his father struggling after his latest heart attack. Worse yet, Julia Heller—the sexy new girl in town that he once spent a hot night with—is the resident veterinarian who’s made a home for herself at Round Top ranch, and doesn’t seem to be in a rush to repeat their time together.

It falls on Tanner’s shoulders to take on the ranch and keep an eye on his father before he falls victim to another heart attack. But Julia doesn’t appreciate Tanner coming in or pursuing her. Even if he’s hot as hell and can make her quiver with just a look. Ousting her may give Tanner the leverage he needs to corral his father, but first he has to wrestle with his own heart.


BUT here’s why I’m mentioning it here! There are 100 copies of this book up for grabs. Cool, right? I’m entering for MY copy. I thought  you might want to also.  Follow the link to Goodreads. That’s where the giveaway is. Click HERE 

ENTER!! And please (please) share this post on Facebook and Twitter! Let’s get Heather a ton of Goodreads’ entries. Okay?

Leave a comment on this post and be entered to win a SURPRISE PRIZE from me!

AND if you want to buy Semper Fi, Click on THIS LINK and find all the purchase sites!

WINNER and Newsletter

Yesterday, I gave away a personalized Texas Lullaby kitchen towel. My winner is kaisquared4. Congratulations Mary! Contact me either via email or on Facebook to claim your prize.

This morning, I sent out a newsletter with THREE CONTESTS in it! Did you get it? If not, you may not be one of my subscribers. (Gasps) Click on the picture before and sign up TODAY! I usually give away SOMETHING with newsletter releases.


TexasLullabyHoltis still ON SALE but only until July 10!

Dig through your sofa, the bottom of your purse, your coat pockets and scrape together a mire $0.99!

AND then click on one of the links below and get YOUR copy before the sale is done.


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How about ANOTHER GIVEAWAY today?

Why, yes. Thank you!

How to enter:

SHARE this post on either FACEBOOK or TWITTER or both!

Come back here and TELL ME in the comments that you did it. That’s it!
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What can you win?  A D’Alba Kooler!

In fact, I’ll give away TWO of them!! One in orange and one in white!

Now! Go forth and share! 🙂

Thank you for coming by. Have a great day!

Where Did the Idea For Texas Lullaby Come From?

Holt 4 One question that authors get ALL the time is “Where do you get your ideas?” The easy answer is everywhere, and really, that’s the truth. I read newspapers, internet stories, gossip sites, television and movies. But sometimes, something so special happens in your life that the event leaves you gasping, or smiling or crying. The event behind TEXAS LULLABY did all these.

On my husband’s side of the family, we have a nephew, Jason (for privacy sake, I’m using fake names.) Jason has lived an interesting life. He spent a few years in the U,S. Coast Guard, newspaper editor (for a number of newspapers) and is now an English Teacher. When he reached his forties, I just assumed he’d never marry. He’d dated a lot of women. Had been with one woman for years, but no marriage. Then one day he met a new woman, Lydia. Lydia was also in her forties. She’d never been married but due to a “special situation,” she had raised her sister’s children. At their ages, neither of them (as far as I know) had any intention of starting a family. Jason fell in love and the next thing I knew, they were getting married. I was surprised but very thrilled for me. (For some reason, I missed the wedding. Hubby went but I don’t remember why I couldn’t.)

Fast forward two years. Jason and Lydia are in a restaurant celebrating their second wedding anniversary. The police find them and tell them that Lydia’s niece and her husband have been arrested. There is no one to take the couple’s three children (ages about 4 (a set of twin daughters) and a younger daughter of about 2.) Needless to say, Jason and Lydia ran to get the kids.

Unfortunately, Lydia’s niece and her husband (the girls’ parents) have serious drug problems. There are continuing arrests and jail for both. Jason and Lydia keep the girls. Jason works from home and takes care of the children. He starts a newspaper blog so he can be full time caregiver.

Needless to say, the girls are traumatized. They are not in good health. Teeth are in terrible shape. But their mother is their mother and they missed her. Lots of emotional trauma and tears.

Fast forward to 2017. The girls have been with Jason and Lydia for about five years. This year, the girls were formally adopted by Jason and Lydia and they are the most wonderful parents! I wish I could show the “before Jason and Lydia” and the “now” pictures but I won’t expose them to any more publicity. But “Jason” and “Lydia” are on Facebook and I’ve seen the girls take Karate, Fencing lessons(!), on fabulous vacations, in cute little girl bedrooms, new clothes and smiles that would simply break your heart open. I am so proud of Jason and Lydia for stepping up and taking on young children neither of them had every thought of having.

Jason… Oh My Goodness! What a fabulous Dad he has become. I never saw this in him but he is in his element being Dad to these girls. I laugh at so many of his posts about learning to be a dad!

It wasn’t easy. There was tears and sadness, but they have come out the other side. I have so proud of this family.

TEXAS LULLABY is truly the book of my heart. I cried while writing it. I kept asking Jason questions about those early days, and the girls, and him. He was great to help me.

Recently TEXAS LULLABY was award the HOLT MEDALLION for Best Short Contemporary for 2016! And I want everyone to read it!

Until July 10, TEXAS LULLABY is ON SALE for ONLY $0.99! That’s right. Less than a buck! It’s a $4.00 savings! Help me get this book into the hands of readers!

Share this post.
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Enter the contest!

Wait! Did I forget to mention the contest? Click the link below and enter!
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If you don’t have TEXAS LULLABY, Grab It Before It Goes Back Up To $4.99! Make sure the price if $0.99! If not, please LET ME KNOW!

Thank you for reading. Have a great day!

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Holt 4holtwinner 2017


For the FIRST TIME, Holt Medallion winner TEXAS LULLABY is on sale for $0.99! 


On sale until July 10, 2017

Grab your copy TODAY! (Make sure the price if $0.99 before you click buy!)

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Thanks for staying with me so far!! If you don’t have Texas Lullaby in your library, I promise… you will REALLY enjoy it! And $0.99?? How can you go wrong? I can answer that!! You can’t!

To celebrate this major accomplishment, let’s have some prizes!! Interested? Great!

Click on the link below to be whisked away to the contest! (Darn won’t post it!)

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