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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Christmas Gift of Sorts by Paty Jager

The past twelve months I have had a new, fun experience with being in a box set. I've been in several over the years, but this is the first time that I've found success and enjoyed the whole process.

I think the first thing that makes this fun, is I've been writing new novellas in a new series that go in each box set. It's in a genre, contemporary western romance, that I had success in early in my career but then dropped writing in this genre. I've found getting back into this genre and using what I've learned about writing series I'm having a wonderful time being in these box sets.

The second thing I like is that there are only 6 authors per box set and we all write the western lifestyle and actually know the difference between the withers and the flank on a horse and Angus and Hereford cattle.

Third there is a core group in each box set with a couple of new to the group authors. And the two people who head them up keep us moving forward with contracts, stories, covers, and promotion. It's a well-oiled system that works.

The best part of this is for the readers. The box sets are at Amazon for $0.99 or Free if you have Kindle Unlimited.

For the writer, we only have the box set exclusive at Amazon for 6 months and we can put the books in wide distribution or make our own box set out of the stories.

The still in pre-order but soon to release Dec. 15th, Cowboy Charmed box set has book 2 of my Tumbling Creek Ranch series, Love Me Anyway.

Melanie Trask ran away from an abusive husband and is hiding at a remote dude ranch. When she and the ranch owner can no longer deny their feelings, he offers to help her divorce her husband. But she has one more secret she hasn’t revealed…

Brett Wallis has fallen hard for the quiet, competent woman who landed at his ranch when he was making it into a dude ranch. But will he be able to choose between Melanie or the ranch when he discovers the truth behind her secrecy?

Cowboy Charmed
Fall in love with six incredible tales of men who know how to treat a woman...

Stephanie Berget - Sugar Pine Cowboy
Marlene Clegg discovers that rekindling a lost love is the hardest task of all. Especially when she’s burned every bridge on her journey to find riches and fame

Allison Merritt - Cowboy Kind of Trouble
A wreck stole his bull riding career, but one special woman can give him something greater--love.

Danita Cahill -  Cowboy, Convince Me
A cowboy shattered Shay's heart and her dreams. Does she dare trust another?

RaeAnne Hadley -  Double Numbers
They were the inseparable ones, practically from birth. Jathan, Valerie and Hudson did everything together, ranging from homework to horse roping to mischief making.
As an adult, Valerie yearns for making a name for herself in the roping industry and finding happiness with the only man she’s ever loved. Can she get Hudson to see her as a woman or will she always be a little girl in his eyes?

Paty Jager - Love Me Anyway
Melanie Trask is hiding at a remote dude ranch. When she and the ranch owner can no longer deny their feelings, he offers to help her divorce her abusive husband. But she has one more secret she hasn’t revealed…

D’Ann Lindun - Branded
Cordero Ybarra holds his secrets close, refusing to open up about the night racial prejudice almost killed him. Aspen O’Hare refuses to trust Cord—or any man—because she’s been abandoned one too many times. Can Cord and Aspen see through the pain to find love?

Paty Jager is an award-winning author of 30+ novels, novellas, and short stories of murder mystery, western romance, and action adventure. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. Paty and her husband raise alfalfa hay in rural eastern Oregon. Riding horses and battling rattlesnakes, she not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.

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  1. Paty, I'm glad you're returning to western romance, although you do mysteries really well.

    1. Carolyn, Thanks! I'm hoping to keep those two genres going. They are the most fun to write. Thanks for commenting!

  2. I've been in sets that don't work and ones that are fun. I always choose the fun over the yuck each time! It's gotten that I hate to go outside of my groups now because they are such fun and that shows in the writing! :)

    1. HI Melissa! Thanks for stopping in. This is a great group of writers in the last few box sets I've been in. Thanks for being one of the awesome people. ;)

  3. Love this post, Paty. I am so glad you are enjoying the process with these amazing authors. I also love the idea that readers can choose the set and get a great deal. But your books will also be available individually and wide later. It's a good deal for reader and author and that should make everyone happy.

    1. Hi Maggie! Thanks! Yes, I liked the whole dynamics of how these box sets I've been in recently are put together and executed. And I do like the fact I can go wide when the time is up on the contract.

  4. So happy that you joined us, Paty! I'm so happy when we work together!

    1. Hey D'Ann! I'm glad Stephanie told me about the group and gave me the nudge to join.

  5. The set sounds like a wonderful read. Best of luck with sales and promotion. And...Happy Holidays!

    1. Happy Holidays, Judy! Thank you! It is a great set of stories.


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