Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Just wanted to show off PRAIRIE ROSE PUBLICATIONS' lineup for this Halloween in case you've missed any of these! I'm giving away a BOXED SET OF COWBOYS, CREATURES and CALICO VOL. 1 and 2 to one lucky commenter! Be sure to leave your contact information so I can get hold of you if I draw your name. Meanwhile, have fun looking at all our company's offerings for readers of all ages--yep, we've got stories for middle grade readers on up through adults! Take a look and don't forget to comment!


What better way to spend Halloween than with some handsome cowboys and feisty heroines who are determined to fall in love despite their supernatural powers—or lack thereof? Halloween’s a good time to take a chance on love—and to see what these Cowboys, Creatures, and Calico Vol. 2 stories might reveal to the unsuspecting reader—YOU!

Cheryl Pierson’s Spellbound will have you on the edge of your seat as safecracker Brett Diamond and witch Angie Colton take on a border gang leader who is pure evil. Can Angie’s supernatural powers save them? No matter what, Brett and Angie are hopelessly Spellbound.

C. Marie Bowen’s Hunter and Lily Graham is an unforgettable tale of a beautiful school marm’s love for her children that surpasses all. When a Cajun bounty hunter known only as “Hunter” shows up, Lily Graham knows he, and no one else, can help her save a young girl.

Have Wand — Will Travel is Jacquie Rogers’s offering about a handsome young mage, Tremaine Ramsey, who has a wand and knows how to use it…sometimes. Will his magic be strong enough to pull off a daring rescue of his father from the evil Gharth? Or will he need the warrior Nora’s love to help him see his Fate through?

Will Kaye Spencer’s character, Mercy Pontiere, be able to break a centuries-old curse and find true love all at the same time? It all depends on Reid Corvane and what he’ll do For Love of a Brystile Witch.

In Kristy McCaffrey’s story, The Crow and the Coyote, Hannah Dobbin is after an evil Navajo sorcerer who murdered her father, and she’s determined to see him dead. But she’ll need a bounty hunter, The Crow—to help find this vile man. With Hallowtide upon them, more evil is afoot than they can handle; but love will find a way.

A failed bank robber, Tombstone Hawkins, along with a fake gypsy fortune teller, Pansy Gilchrist, set out to make both their deceased fathers proud in one final spectacular heist. Family Tradition is Kathleen Rice Adams’s tale of the discovery of true love amid the commission of a crime—or the failure to commit a crime—while being overseen by the ghosts of the couple’s fathers. How can there be a happy ending? It’s Halloween, and anything can happen!


Halloween is here along with some romantic western-y ghost tales to share around a campfire! Cowboys, Creatures, and Calico, Vol. 1 is guaranteed to make you wonder what in the world–or in the “other” world—is going on. But are you sure you really want to know?

The Sheriff of Hel’n Gone by Lorrie Farrelly is a supernatural tale of a western lawman who must live one hellish Halloween night over and over, until a young woman from the future finds her way back to save him.

In Tanya Hanson’s The Bridesmaid, a bridegroom is doomed to marry a woman he becomes terrified of…but finds her bridesmaid is the love he’s been dreaming of. But will his sleeping or waking hours become his true nightmare?

Sarah J. McNeal’s The Beast of Hazard is a story about a predator that stalks the small community where veterinarian Joey Wilding practices. But is the vicious animal-killer on the loose of this world, or another?

Author Shayna Matthews makes a riveting debut with her tale of The Legend of Venture Canyon, about an exotic young woman who dances in the circus…where the show must go on—at all costs—and love survives everything.

Cher’ley Grogg’s story, Wild Injuns, Wicked Trains, and Cerulean Blue is an unforgettable tale of a young woman who comes west to get a sensational newspaper article and pictures, but in doing so, finds out that she will never leave.

Veteran author Linda Carroll-Bradd’s story, Wanderer, Come Home, is a poignant tale of the discovery of true love and trust amidst some strange Samhain happenings on a small farm.

Hank Renner enjoys summers and early autumns when he can escape his large family and spend time alone at the cow camp in the Bighorn Mountains. That is, until he starts seeing a beautiful woman with flaming red hair and brown eyes, who disappears as quick as the Wyoming sunshine. Questioning his sanity, Hank begins a search that just might lead him to his heart.

Annie Sullivan wants only one thing more than revenge for a rape and murder that occurred ten years ago…Hank Renner. Haunting the mountain, she’s kept watch over the handsome cowboy. But this year she did something she’s never done before, something that could change everything. She’s let the man see her—and exposed her soul.

Two lonely souls search for the truth that could solve a murder and a love that could resurrect their hearts.

In 1909 on All Hallows' Eve, three beautiful young sisters perished in a tragic accident…or was it? For years, citizens of Council Bluffs, Iowa would report strange sightings around Big Lake Park. Were the sightings due to over active imaginations…or something else? Over one hundred years later, Laynee Rodgers's car accident in the same location takes its toll on her memory, but she knows she isn't crazy. With the help of a psychic, she may remember exactly what happened to her, and unlock a century-old mystery in the process—if she only has the courage!


Codi Jackson and her father have been forced to move again. Codi’s getting used to being the “new girl” in her fifth grade class—but that doesn’t mean she has to like it. Can’t life just be normal? With her mother out of the picture and her father working odd shifts as a police officer, friends are important—as long as they’re not the wrong kind.

When Codi and a classmate, Keith Wright, are assigned to work on a history project, Codi has to make some hard decisions about her popularity in her new school.
But everything changes when Codi picks up an old Texas Rangers badge that belonged to one of her ancestors and he appears right before her eyes! Her great-great-great-grandfather says he’s come to help her, but how? And how is she going to explain the ghost of her long-ago Gramps to her history project partner and her father?


Halloween night can't get any worse when her boss, Joseph Clanton, is a no-show and Kelly is stuck closing up the Dairy King alone . . . or so she thought. A cryptic order from an empty room and late-season twister combine to make Kelly's Halloween night a truly unforgettable one by sending her spiraling back through the folds of time and depositing her smack in the middle of an ancient grudge match between none other than Wyatt Earp and Ike Clanton. Can Kelly survive the shootout in the streets of Old Amarillo while dodging Virgil's knife and denying Doc Holliday's romantic advances all while trying to find her way back home?


Trapped in Indian Territory in 1895 by a quirk of nature, high school teacher Jenni Dalton must find a way to get her seven students back to the 21st Century. Handsome U.S. Marshal Rafe d'Angelico seems like the answer to her prayers: he is, after all, an Angel. In a race against time and evil, Rafe has one chance to save Jenni's life and her soul from the Dark One – but can their love survive? 4.5 Stars (Highest Rating) from Romantic Times Cheryl Pierson's fresh, well-crafted novel pits some unlikely heroes against evil incarnate. The characters are vibrant and tell a story of courage in difficult circumstances. An open thread invites a sequel. —Donna M. Brown Romantic Times

When Lola Barton inherits a rundown plantation, she believes her life has finally taken a positive turn. But, when she finds a mysterious trunk in the attic, it takes her into the past and to a man with dark secrets—and she’s married to him.

Kate Kinsella has no choice but to go after Charley Barstow and talk some sense into him. After all, he’s skipped town, leaving a string of broken hearts and his pregnant fiancée, Agnes McPherson. But Kate didn’t count on being kidnapped by a band of criminals along the way!
Ethan Barstow is hot on his younger brother’s trail, too. He rescues Kate, believing her to be Charley’s fiancée, and suggests they try to find him together. Kate’s reluctance has him baffled.

All hell breaks loose when they discover Charley in search of a copper mine—not wishing to be found by anyone; certainly not Kate! But, then, Kate was always trouble—and now she’s brought it to his doorstep, with tales of a pregnant fiancée and his brother Ethan, who he hasn’t seen in five years.

Can Ethan and Kate ever find their own love and happiness with one another through the dark deception and hurt? Or will they both return INTO THE LAND OF SHADOWS…


  1. i would love to have these.

  2. Hi Pamela! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Hi Cheryl,
    How are you feeling after the big party yesterday? It was fun, wasn't it? And of course, I'd love to win - who in his right mind wouldn't, huh?

  4. Hello Cheryl,
    What are you doing way over there?
    LOL! Thank you so very much for including my story Belle's Crossing in the Halloween lineup of stories. All of the stories' blurbs are amazing and capture a readers imagination. I would love to win. Have a great day.

  5. WOW what a lineup of great stories. Of course I'd like to win. Thanks!

  6. I don't know about the rest of you who participated in the Facebook party yesterday, but I'm exhausted after 12+ hours on FB. ;-)

    I have a story in Volume 2 - 'For Love of a Brystile Witch'. Here's the story behind the story... What if a woman hanged as a witch in 1692 Salem put a generational curse on the hanging judge in the moments before she was hanged? What if, 200 years after the hanging, fate brought together the last living woman from the witch's line and the last man from the judge's line to break the curse? What if only love and forgiveness will end the curse, and these two strangers only have a month to right this 200-year-old wrong before time runs out for both families...

    Happy Haunted reading ;-)

  7. I'm so excited to have my tale of a courageous Old West lawman, a modern, practical young archaeologist, and some truly dastardly Halloween evil-doers included in this terrific anthology of spooky Western romances! You'll find "The Sheriff of Hel'n Gone" in Volume 1. Happy Halloween reading!

  8. Hi Cheryl,
    I wanted to stop by and say HI! Like Kaye, I am partied out from yesterday.

    Hunter and Lily Graham is in CCC volume 2.

    Hunter hoped to beat the winter storms south and be snug on a New O'leans riverboat before the Kansas snow began to fly. Instead, his spirit guides send him east toward Wichita, with no hint at what he would find. His Cajun upbringing fostered respect for his special abilities, and life as a bounty hunter taught him to ignore those tiny voices at his own peril.

    After collecting an easy bounty in Wichita, Hunter thought his side trip was over — then he saw Lily Graham. Beautiful and desperate, she fell to her knees and begged for his help. A child was missing and a young life was in danger. Hunter would need to call upon his extraordinary skills to find the child, and time was running out. Dealing with Lily would be a different problem altogether.

    I hope you enjoy Hunter's Halloween adventure. He makes a cameo appearance in The Kid in Black in the Wild Texas Christmas anthology.

    Happy Halloween!
    ~ writing as C. Marie Bowen

  9. Good stuff, Cheryl! Thanks to,Prairie Rose Publications.for all the great reads. Xo

  10. Hi, gang! I'm still whupped after yesterday, too, but wasn't that a pile of fun? The Roses always get crazy. Good thing we wear bandanas over our faces. ;-)

    These Halloween stories are fun, too. I'm tickled to pieces to have "Family Tradition" in Vol. 2:

    Haunted by his kin’s tradition of spectacular failure, bank robber Tombstone Hawkins is honor-bound to prove his family tree produced at least one bad apple. Carnival fortuneteller Pansy Gilchrist has masqueraded as a gypsy psychic for so long she’s started to believe her own spiel. When she accidentally summons a pair of real ghosts, dishonesty may not be the best policy ... but it’s all they’ve got.

  11. I've got Vol 1 as an ebook, but it is so much fun, the set is on the list to get in print form. So happy for everyone who has such great stories in this collection and the other fabulous books that have come out for the 'spooky' season. Doris

  12. Hey, my fellow Prairie Rose authors, thanks so much for stopping by here and commenting about your stories! What a wonderful bunch of tales we have available! And that FB party yesterday that Karen Nutt put on was fabulous, wasn't it? I'm still tired, but what fun!

  13. Wow! What a great line up of Halloween reading! Like most yesterday about did me in, cause I was involved with two Halloween parties and going just a little loco. But Karen did a fabulous job!

    I feel sorry for the children in the winner's neighborhood. They'll be so far into all the great stories they'll miss the little tykes pounding on the door for candy. :)

  14. We are never too old for scary stories or something a little different.

  15. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to comment and/or add a bit about their PRP Halloween stories!

    It's time to draw, and so....
    my winner is PAMELA GEORGE!

    Pamela, I don't have your contact information, so if you will e-mail me at fabkat_edit@yahoo.com I will be glad to see that you get your prize!

    Thanks everyone!


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