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Ask Me to Marry You #MALEOrderBride #MailOrderBride Book #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance

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Though she’s loath to admit it, Audra Drysdale needs a man to save her ranch.

Her father has passed away and her hands are abandoning her like rats from a sinking ship. Worse, neighboring cattle baron Jess Fairbanks is making a play for the Diamond D and Audra, whichever he can get his hands on first.

Audra grudgingly accepts that the mere presence of a husband will keep her men working, and Fairbanks under control. It seems a perfectly reasonable idea, then, to ask her uncle, who is the town attorney and a matchmaker of sorts, to find her a groom—a “proxy” who will take her orders and dish them out to the men.

Dillon Pine is in jail for a conspiracy charge, but because of certain mitigating factors he’s deemed a good risk for an unusual form of probation: serving as Audra’s husband. After a year, he can abandon her and she won’t tell. By then, she will have proven to the cowboys she’s a competent rancher, and the cattle man next door will be looking elsewhere for a wife. But when word gets out that Dillon came to Audra via Evergreen’s matchmaker, he’s dubbed a “male order bride.” The resulting jokes at his expense are constant and brutal. Just how much abuse can Dillon’s pride stand?

When Audra discovers her father’s death was no accident, she realizes her new husband is in danger, too. And she cares . . . quite a lot, it turns out.

To save Dillon, she may have to let go of the one thing she’s fought her whole life to keep.

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Journey to Love Collection #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

SEVEN authors and OVER 2,000 PAGES of incredible reading. Best selling authors, writing stories sure to make you delight in the journey…


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Seven inspirational romances featuring women who find love as they journey from one locale to another. 

Love, Stock, and Barrel by Crystal L Barnes
Hiding from a rat of a fiancé, Dinah Lexington makes tracks for Texas and who she hopes is her late mother’s relative. She’s seeking answers but finds more than she bargains for when she gets caught in a shotgun wedding—with the rifle pointed at her. Russell Cahill can’t believe his father is demanding he marry the feisty redhead. The sharpshooting female would only add to his troubles, but how does one argue with a gun and an attraction he’s fought to ignore? Sparks fly. Secrets surface. Loss threatens. Will a dream for love shatter forever, or will the pair find a marriage worth lock, stock, and barrel?

A Noose Fit for a Bride by Samantha Bayarr
When Alvira Prickett travels to Tombstone, Arizona, to get away from the over-bearing man her father is trying to force her to marry for his own financial benefit, she gets mixed up in the robbery of the stagecoach by mistake. Now, it’s up to Sheriff Hurley Grinshaw, to keep her neck out of the noose. Will he save her, despite the fact she lied to him about being his mail-order-bride, or will he send her and her con-artist father packing?

Love, Lies, and Typewriters by Heather Blanton
A cowboy with a Purple Heart. A reporter with a broken heart. Which one is her Mr. Right? When Lucy Daniels is rescued from a stampeding herd of cattle by war hero Dale Sumner, sparks fly and headlines are born. Smelling an opportunity, the local newspaper decides to send the couple on a tour selling war bonds—not to mention, subscriptions. Enamored with her handsome savior, Lucy is happy to play her part … until she realizes she may be falling for the wrong man, jeopardizing the whole story line. When love and lies collide on the front page, will she have a chance to write her own fairy tale ending?

Bootheel Betrothal by Helen Gray
Lynn Buchanan is looking for her birth mother. After losing her parents and learning she is adopted, Lynn travels to the SE section of Missouri known as the bootheel to search for her mother. When she tangles with handsome Mitch Stratton, her plans and dreams are thrown into a tailspin. Mitch must focus on keeping his cotton gin operating and providing jobs for his employees. Meeting the newfound sister of his best friend is a complication to his plans—and his heart.

Emmy’s Equal by Marcia Gruver
Get ready for a suspenseful romantic adventure deep in the heart of South Texas. Emmy Dane doesn’t want to give up petticoats and frills for boots and spurs when her family decides to journey to Carrizo Springs, Texas. Ranch hand Diego Marcelo’s mother tells him God will soon deliver him from his loneliness—but he assures her he has no need of deliverance. . .that is, until Emmy arrives and disrupts the entire way of life at the ranch. Can Diego put his jealousy aside before time runs out? And will Emmy admit she’s found her match in the stubborn foreman?

Ruth’s Redemption by Cynthia Hickey
The Civil War took everything from Ruth Stallings except for her grandmother and sisters. Now without a home or funds, they take the White River as far as it will go and end up in Painted Bluff, Arkansas, a town populated mostly by men out looking for a wife. Sheriff John Powell wants nothing to do with the pretty women or the trouble they bring. Especially when a gang of marauders show up looking for Ruth. Can Ruth and John overcome their differences and find love?

Sleigh Belles by Janice Thompson
Alanna from Savannah heads west to Montana to rescue her sister and convince her to come back home to the south. . .where she belongs. But sometimes life has a way of surprising us! Will Alanna find love in places she never expected?


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Grace be a Lady Book #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance

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Grace be a Lady by Heather Blanton

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Act like a man … Think like a lady. 

Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery, WY for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick wants nothing more than to get her son away from the clutches of his abusive father Bull. But if she dares return home to Chicago, Bull has promised to whisk their son out of the country and away from her for good. Furious, desperate, Grace decides to beat Bull at his own game, which means all bets are off … even her wedding vows?

Thad, the middle son of the oldest, most successful cattle baron in Wyoming, is busy building a ranch and his faith in God. One chance meeting with Grace, though, batters his focus–and his morals–like a hail storm in July. When Grace’s brother Greg is hired by a local widow, Thad figures the kid is the straightest path to Grace’s heart. As friendship and love blossom, so do the lies. Soon deceit catches fire and threatens everything Grace and Thad hold dear. Will love conquer all?

As friendship and love blossom, Grace and Thad will also discover truths that threaten the foundations of everything they believe. But the truth will set them free … won’t it?

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Hang Your Heart on Christmas BOOK #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance

An old-fashioned Western, Hang Your Heart on Christmas reads like an episode of Gunsmoke or Bonanza. Packed with drama, a tantalizing mystery, and a heartwarming romance, you’ll come back to read this lawman’s story again and again.


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Eventually, all secrets come to light …

As punishment for a botched arrest, U.S. Marshal “Dent” Hernandez is temporarily remanded to the quiet little town of Evergreen, WY. Not only does his hometown hold some bad memories, but he is champing at the bit to go after vicious killers, not waste his time scolding candy thieves. And he most certainly should not be escorting the very pretty, but jittery, schoolteacher around. What is she so afraid of? Turns out, a lot of folks are keeping secrets in Evergreen.

When the bank is robbed and Dent has to do what he does best, choices will be made, lies will be exposed, and hearts will break. Can Christmas bring love and healing to Evergreen? To Dent?

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Ask Me to Marry You BOOK #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance #MALEorderBRIDE

Welcome to the Best of 2016 Giveaway Hop hosted by MamatheFox! At each stop in this hop you can find a fun prize. Be sure to come back for your daily entries to increase your chances of winning! Good Luck.


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Click here to start reading a free sample of Ask Me to Marry You right now!

Though she’s loath to admit it, Audra Drysdale needs a man to save her ranch.

Her father has passed away and her hands are abandoning her like rats from a sinking ship. Worse, neighboring cattle baron Jess Fairbanks is making a play for the Diamond D and Audra, whichever he can get his hands on first.

Audra grudgingly accepts that the mere presence of a husband will keep her men working, and Fairbanks under control. It seems a perfectly reasonable idea, then, to ask her uncle, who is the town attorney and a matchmaker of sorts, to find her a groom—a “proxy” who will take her orders and dish them out to the men.

Dillon Pine is in jail for a conspiracy charge, but because of certain mitigating factors he’s deemed a good risk for an unusual form of probation: serving as Audra’s husband. After a year, he can abandon her and she won’t tell. By then, she will have proven to the cowboys she’s a competent rancher, and the cattle man next door will be looking elsewhere for a wife. But when word gets out that Dillon came to Audra via Evergreen’s matchmaker, he’s dubbed a “male order bride.” The resulting jokes at his expense are constant and brutal. Just how much abuse can Dillon’s pride stand?

When Audra discovers her father’s death was no accident, she realizes her new husband is in danger, too. And she cares . . . quite a lot, it turns out.

To save Dillon, she may have to let go of the one thing she’s fought her whole life to keep.

The Giveaway

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Hearts in Defiance AUDIBLE or e-book #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance

Hearts in Defiance … Gritty and realistic, this is the story of real life and real faith in Defiance. Check out the sequel to the highly acclaimed, best-selling western romance A Lady in Defiance!


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Hearts in Defiance by Heather Blanton

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MEN MAKE MISTAKES. GOD WILL FORGIVE THEM. WILL THEIR WOMEN?

Charles McIntyre built the lawless, godless mining town of Defiance practically with his bare hands … and without any remorse for the lives he destroyed along the way. Then a glimpse of true love, both earthly and heavenly, changed him. The question is, how much? Naomi Miller is a beautiful, decent woman. She says she loves McIntyre, that God does, too, and the past is behind them now. But McIntyre struggles to believe he’s worth saving … worth loving. Unfortunately, the temptations in Defiance only reinforce his doubts.

Billy Page abandoned Hannah Frink when he discovered she was going to have his baby … and now he can’t live with himself. Or without her. Determined to prove his love, he leaves his family and fortune behind and journeys to Defiance. Will Hannah take Billy back or give him what he deserves for the betrayal?

Gritty and realistic, this is the story of real life and real faith in Defiance.

The sequel to the highly acclaimed, best-selling western romance A Lady in Defiance!

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Hang Your Heart on #Christmas #LadiesinDefiance #BookGiveaway

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. Enjoy it more with a suspenseful Christmas story, sure to warm up even the coldest of winter nights.


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Eventually, all secrets come to light …

As punishment for a botched arrest, U.S. Marshal “Dent” Hernandez is temporarily remanded to the quiet little town of Evergreen, WY. Not only does his hometown hold some bad memories, but he is champing at the bit to go after vicious killers, not waste his time scolding candy thieves. And he most certainly should not be escorting the very pretty, but jittery, schoolteacher around. What is she so afraid of? Turns out, a lot of folks are keeping secrets in Evergreen.

When the bank is robbed and Dent has to do what he does best, choices will be made, lies will be exposed, and hearts will break. Can Christmas bring love and healing to Evergreen? To Dent?

BONUS MATERIAL– Includes a special vintage Christmas recipe, and the true story behind the fictional Dent Hernandez! A clean western romance with action and adventure. A great read any time of the year!

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In Time for Christmas Audible BOOK #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance

Can you believe that Christmas is just a few short weeks away? Now Thanksgiving Feasts and Black Friday Shopping sprees are over, it is time to look forward to the New Year! But we don’t want to forget the month we’re in. Anderson’s Angels, This Mamas Life, The More The Merrier and Woven by Words, are very excited to help create a December to Remember! We’ve teamed up with over 20 other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another great giveaway event! Each blog has gathered a prize package of $25 or more for December 2 Remember Giveaway Event!


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There is a sample of the Audible version of In Time for Christmas that you can listen to here. Just click on the “Audible Sample” button located just under the book cover picture.

In Time for Christmas by Heather Blanton

Charlene needs a miracle to escape her abusive husband. Will traveling one hundred years in the past be far enough?

A time travel romance with a Christian spin, In Time for Christmas, is the story of Charlene Williams, a woman trapped in a dangerously violent marriage. When husband Dale discovers her innocent chats with the mailman, he flies into a jealous rage and whisks her out of town to his family’s ranch–an isolated, dilapidated place no one has lived on for years. With the promise that he’ll be back in a few days, he knocks Charlene unconscious and leaves.

She wakes up on the ranch–a hundred years in the past. Almost instantly she is drawn to Billy Page, Dale’s great grandfather. The connection is powerful and mysterious, but should she risk falling in love … with a ghost? 

What’s going on here? Is Charlene dead, dreaming, in a coma, or simply experiencing a gift from her heavenly father?

She’ll learn one thing for certain: God is in control of the very fabric of time.

Click here to start reading a free sample of In Time for Christmas right now!

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Love, Lies, & Typewriters #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

So, why did I decide to write a story set during World War II, you ask? Because of one very real, very true romance. 

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When my daddy was a little boy, he used to pretend he was a car and scoot around in the dirt.
 
The worn out knees on his jeans were headlights, the holes in his seat were tail lights. In fact, he rubbed red clay on the “bare spots” on his rear end to enhance the effect.
 
When he was seven years old, he met a little girl on the playground in Gary, Florida—a long-gone suburb of Tampa. The little girl’s name was Lucy, and Daddy fell head-over- heels in love. He raced home that evening and asked his momma to sew patches on his jeans. He’d met the gal he was going to marry and was embarrassed she could see his little red rear end.
 
Momma and Daddy were friends for years, but when she was fifteen, she married another man. Daddy suffered in silent misery until he was old enough to enlist in the Coast Guard—lying about his age to get in a year early. He served as a demolitions diver and liked the work, but always had a problem with authority. A little physical altercation with a superior officer landed him in the brig in New Orleans in 1945. The Coast Guard, however, was more interested in a deal than charges. If Daddy would re-enlist and continue blowing up wrecks, all would be forgiven. He was about to take the offer when a friend came to him and said, “’Cille is getting a divorce.”
 
Daddy couldn’t get back to Tampa fast enough.
 
My sister wanted me to mention here that when Daddy finally got to take Momma on a date, she kissed him goodnight wearing bright red Max Factor lipstick, the color that was so popular back then. The smooch left his lips pretty covered. Momma handed him her delicate handkerchief to clean up, but instead of wiping, Daddy pressed the cloth to his mouth. The lipstick was thick enough to leave behind a perfect print of Momma’s lips. Daddy kept that handkerchief in a box and looked at it often over the next several decades. He always smiled when he held it.
 
My parents were married sixty-eight years, until Daddy’s death in 2014. They had seven kids; buried three of them. I am the youngest in the family.
 
They often spoke of the 30’s and 40’s—the days of their youth—with fondness. I enjoyed their recollections of riding around in jalopies, working at the Five and Dime, jumping the street car to head to a movie, and hanging out at the pavilion at Clearwater Beach. In spite of the war, a sense of innocence still hung over the USA.
 
This story is dedicated to my parents, the Greatest Generation, and that lost innocence. I hope you enjoy it.

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A cowboy with a Purple Heart. A reporter with a broken heart. Which one is her Mr. Right?

When Lucy Daniels is rescued from a stampeding herd of cattle by war hero Dale Sumner, sparks fly and headlines are born. Smelling an opportunity, the local newspaper decides to send the couple on a tour selling war bonds—not to mention, subscriptions. Enamored with her handsome savior, Lucy is happy to play her part … until she realizes her affections are slowly slipping toward the wrong man.

Ace reporter and aspiring mystery writer Bryce Richard is tasked with building up Lucy and Dale’s budding affair. He can’t think of anything worse for a journalist than switching from hard news to pounding out romantic drivel. Complicating matters, Bryce wishes Lucy would look to him for her happily-ever-after. Only, that would wreck the whole tour and Bryce’s coveted book deal.

When love and lies collide on the front page, will Lucy and Bryce have a chance to write their own fairy tale ending? Or are they already yesterday’s news?

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RELEASE DAY for Love, Lies, & Typewriters #LadiesinDefiance #WWII #WW2

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Nothing makes an author want to do “The Carlton” while simultaneously peeing their pants, as releasing a new book into the world… 😉

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Love, Lies, & Typewriters: A WWII Western Novella with a lotta heart!

Thank you all for your continued support and generosity. I look forward to seeing what you think about my latest creation of love.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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