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Sunday, October 18, 2015


Who doesn't like a party? I know I do and there's one coming up you don't want to miss! On October 21, 2015, ten authors from the Christmas Anthology, SILVER BELLES AND STETSONS, are gathering on Facebook to enjoy virtual food and drink to gab about their books and give away prizes. It's going to be fun so bring your party hats and celebrate with us!

Best selling and award winning authors bring you Ten Western Historical Romance Novellas featuring alpha cowboys from the past. This boxed set will take you back in time when men were rugged and handsome and the women who loved them courageous and daring. Available for pre-order at AMAZON for $.99 or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited.

The Greatest Gift: A Montana Cowboy Christmas by Kathleen Ball. Amazon Bestselling
and Award- Wining Author. Looking for the man who ran out on her, Ginger finds a
cowboy worthy of love but he doesn't want or need love.

Catherine’s Cowboy by Cait Braxton, Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author. During a supernatural dust storm, Fate steps in when rugged army tracker Elam helps Catherine deliver her child.

Stone Mountain Christmas by Caroline Clemmons, Amazon Bestselling and Award-
Winning Author. Can Celia restore the town's Christmas spirit? "A beautifully written
story about love and hope and all the emotions Christmas brings out in people." Karren Lucas

Angel and the Texan from County Cork by Carra Copelin. Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author. Does Angel trust marriage to the man she suspects of killing her husband or the stranger who promises to pay off her debt and set her free if she decides their marriage of convenience won’t work?

The Drifter’s Proposal by Kristin Holt, Amazon Bestselling Author.

The Perfect Gift by Lyn Horner, Award-winning author. Friendship has blossomed into young love, but it seems destined to die on the vine...until an unexpected Christmas gift promises happiness.

Marshal Mistletoe by Susan Horsnell. She married the wrong man. Will fate intervene?

Christmas Redemption by Paty Jager, Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author. Can two battered hearts find solace or will the past continue to haunt their lives? "A story of forgiveness that has a wonderful hero who has worked hard to redeem himself."

A Hard Candy Christmas by Hebby Roman, Amazon Bestselling Author. Two damaged souls. Can their budding love and the healing power of Christmas bring them together?

Christmas Cowboy by Margaret Tanner. Will a miracle Christmas baby unite two tortured souls, or will it forever keep them apart?

My new novella, ANGEL AND THE TEXAN FROM COUNTY CORK, is among this great group of authors. Angel is the third book in my Brides of Texas Code series.

“Don't move, mister, or I'll drop you where you stand.”
The speaker, dwarfed in men's clothing and wrapped in a heavy coat, resembled a young boy but the voice was decidedly female. And, while full of bluster, her voice held a slight tremor. She was obviously wary of his presence. Jamey took a deep breath and squared his shoulders.
“Sure'n I'll not be a threat to ye, miss. Me and Rusty, we're just tryin' to get in out of the cold.” Throughout his life, he'd been in and out of rough, sticky or tense situations. As he heard the snick of the hammer being cocked, he figured this qualified as all three.
“Take your horse and get out of my barn.”
Slowly, Jamey turned his body around to face her. He stayed close to Rusty while keeping his right hand near the rifle. In spite of his situation, he grinned.  Speaking more to himself than to her, he said, “Well aren't ye just a wee slip of a thing?”
“I'm not kidding. I will shoot you.” She backed up a step, raised the barrel of the over-sized pistol, both hands shaking, and aimed straight at his chest. “Now move away from that rifle.”
He needed to get her calmed down or she might actually shoot him. Taking two steps forward, he said, “Fair, colleen, my name is—”
The next thing he knew, he’d slammed onto the hard dirt floor. Searing pain shot along the right side of his head. As darkness closed around him, he wondered where he'd gone wrong.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you'll snap up this anthology and join us for the party. You won't be disappointed!



  1. I'm looking forward to the party!!

  2. Me, too, Paty! My bells are all polished and ready to go as are my toes!

  3. I've read all of these and love them! Readers are in for a treat, IMO. I'm eager for the release on November 2nd so we can get reader feedback. Nice post, Carra!

  4. I know what you mean, Caroline. I'm anxious to get these to readers!

  5. Beautiful site and nice post, Carra! Can't wait for the party. Will share the blog on my Facebook.

  6. Nice post Cara, I am thrilled to be one of the authors in this Anthology.

  7. Hi Carra, like the rest, I'm eager to get Silver Belles & Stetsons into the hands of readers! The stories are great. Thanks so much for the great post!
    Have a wonderful day all, Cait Braxton (aka Keta Diablo)

  8. Thank you, Carra-- I agree! Can't wait to get the anthology into readers' hands. And thank you for your lovely post. Your excerpt is a grabber. =) Congrats to you!

  9. Sounds like an amazing collection of stories and a terrific party. Woohoo!!


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