Not A Friday Free-For-All!

I hadn’t planned to do a post today because I am going to be away from the house most of the day. With the grandkids out of school, my days have gotten filled.


Something over at N.N. Light’s Book Heaven happened that I absolutely had to share!

This kind of recognition is the fuel that keeps me going. But to have this book make a finalist list means more than the world to me. It came out in January of this year, and of the three books in The White Rune Series, this one got the least attention and reviews. I suppose it was the middle child syndrome. However, when I received a low-rated review for it from InD’Tale Magazine, my spirits sank. Perhaps I hadn’t done the story justice. Every doubt a writer can have crept in. So, you can understand why this accolade has me doing a happy dance.

When Vann Noble first showed up in Ghostly Interference, I knew I needed to tell his story. I wrote Jagged Feathers to give this soldier some happiness in his life. He’d been through so much and was completely alone, except for his faithful canine, Champion. I also wanted to pull from my first-hand experience with someone losing a limb, as my late husband was an amputee. I knew, up close and personal, the challenges Vann would face, especially in daring to have an intimate relationship with a woman. But Nakina Bird had her flaws too. And together, they worked through the obstacles.

Now you can see why I am celebrating! This was a story that came straight from my heart.

For those of you who have picked up Jagged Feathers, and especially to those who have read and reviewed it, THANK YOU!!! If you haven’t picked it up yet, and it interests you, just click on the book title to purchase.

Remember my Story Empire post on book awards? This is exactly why you should consider entering!

I wish everyone a wonderful weekend of writing, reading, or whatever activities you participate in! Stay positive through this hectic time of year!

Saddled Hearts #BookReview @NNP_W_Light @wildrosepress #wrpbks

I have something a little different to share today that isn’t a regular blog tour stop. N.N. Light’s Book Heaven has posted a review for Saddled Hearts that I want to share. I am over the moon from the kind words. I’d love it if you’d take a minute to go over and share. I know her site isn’t always easy to leave a comment on, but any and all shares are appreciated. Here is the link:

Our regular tour will resume tomorrow with not only one but two stops!

And don’t forget to participate in the scavenger hunt. Things You’d Find On A Ranch is the theme, and there are clues included in each blog post. So send in your entries to SaddledHearts{at}gmail{dot}com!

Hidden within the blog posts are clues you will need to look for. The theme is “Things You’d Find On A Ranch.” When you find these clues, email your answers to me at With CONTEST In the subject line. The person with the most correct entries will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card! The runner-up will receive an eBook of Saddled Hearts! It Pays To Play!

The link to each blog post will be listed here with comments closed. I’d be thrilled and honored if you’d saddle up and ride along with me as we traverse the blogging world!

DAY 1 – Staci Troilo

DAY 2 – Beem Weeks

DAY 3 – Yvette Calliero

DAY 4 – Harmony Kent

DAY 5 – Mary Morgan AND Gwen Plano

DAY 6 – Mark Bierman

DAY 7 – Mae Clair

DAY 8 – John Howell

DAY 9 – C.S. Boyack

DAY 10 – Jacqui Murray

DAY 11 – Teri Polen

DAY 12 – Dan Antion

DAY 13 – D.L. Finn

DAY 14 – Joan Hall

DAY 15 – Linnea Tanner

DAY 16 – Stephen Geez

DAY 17 – Annette Rochelle Aben

DAY 18 – Darlene Fredette AND Marlena Burris

Day 19 – Erika Kind

Christmas in July! Mountain Laurel Christmas @NNP_W_Light #Christmas #ShortStory

I am thrilled to have Mountain Laurel Christmas featured in the Christmas In July Promotion at N.N. Light’s Book Heaven today! Please take a minute to go over and share! Much appreciated!

Book Blurb:

Country superstar, Cole Knight, has it all—fame, fortune, fast cars, and willing women. Yet, he’s dying inside, drowning in a swirling pool of self-contempt and relentless guilt.

It’s easier to lose himself in a whiskey bottle than face the hard truth—he hasn’t delivered on a sacred promise made to his father. And it rips out pieces of his heart and soul each time the memory surfaces.

It’s almost Christmas, and the sting of that failure drives him back to the tiny cabin in the Cumberland Mountains where he lost his entire family.

But has he waited too late to put the shattered pieces back together?

Off the Grid

Hello, everyone. I am going off the grid for a couple of days, so will not be visiting blogs, responding to emails, or social media. I will catch up when I return.

That being said, I want to remind you the Rafflecopter is still going on. Two Amazon gift cards are up for grabs. So, if you haven’t entered yet, there is still time, but only three days left!


And, Jagged Feathers is still on sale for only 99 cents! PURCHASE LINK


Would you like an extra entry in the Giveaway? Visit YouTube, like and share the Book Trailer for Jagged Feathers!

And last but not least, Jagged Feathers was featured on N.N. Light’s Book Heaven site this week as a Bookish Salute to the Military! I would appreciate any comments and shares!

That’s it from me for now. If you are in the U.S. enjoy the long holiday and be safe!