Break out the bubbly and raise your glass with me as I toast the totally FAB Carolyn Brown and congratulate her on the launch of her NEW Kindle World: Blame It On Texas! Here's the link to read all about this fabulous new world Carolyn Brown's KW: Blame It On Texas
I was surprised and delighted when Carolyn invited me to be one of her authors. This is a new platform for me, and I'll admit to being skeptical at first, but after learning more about KW, I knew I wanted to be a part of her world. After all, I'm a fan of Carolyn's and love spending time in her worlds. I fell in love with her Daisies in the Canyon and Long Hot Texas Summer...what's not to love? But the raw beauty of the Palo Duro Canyon and the characters that live, breathe and carve out a living there captured my heart, and I knew I wanted to spend some time there.
After reading Long Hot Texas Summer, I wondered what if two of Waylon Calhoun's rodeo buddies came to stay at his ranch for a few weeks to recover from getting stomped by a bull...well only one of them got stomped by a bull, the other one got his heart and his pride stomped on by a buckle-bunny.
And since life is full of choices and second chances, I wondered what if my heroine pointed her car west and started driving. Was it fate, chance, or God's Will that her granddad's F-100 pickup died right outside the diner in Claude, Texas...next to the help wanted sign. Wasn't it just her luck that she was a cook, and they needed a waitress. But a job was a job and the Lord helps those who help themselves.
The Second Chance Ranch is a story
of life's twists and turns, second
chances, and happily ever after.
Second Chance Ranch buy link
Second Chance Ranch buy link
Here's the blurb:
Tom McNally was a mean son-of-a-bitch when riled. Widowmaker, the last bull he drew, tossed him at seven and a half seconds, then stomped him into the dirt. His broken ribs and sprained wrist need time and a place to heal while he contemplates retirement or getting back up on another bad-tempered bull, and his bull-riding friend needs a place to heal his pride and broken heart. One of their rodeo buddies, Waylon Calhoun, has a ranch with an open invitation for fellow bull-riders to stay in starkly beautiful Palo Duro Canyon, Texas. But Tom's not quite ready to work the ranch alongside his friends, and cooking and keeping house isn't quite what this cowboy is cut out for. His friends hatch a plan to sweet talk one of the local diner owners into coming down to the Second Chance Ranch to cook for them.
Emily Griffith is looking for a new start after the death of her mother, and finds it in Claude, Texas at the Peabody Diner when her car dies right in front of their help wanted sign...too bad the Peabody sisters didn't need a cook...but the waitress job will help pay the bills until she can find a job cooking. Chance walks through the door in the form of Tom McNally, a tall, dark and handsome cowboy. Emily isn't going to let him walk away before she has a chance to convince him that although her bosses at the diner may have passed up the opportunity to cook for the men at the Second Chance Ranch, but she won't. Small minded gossips and a hard-headed cowboy threaten her new life in Palo Duro Canyon, but love will triumph in this sweet tale from C.H. Admirand.