Monday, July 3, 2017

Indies for Independence! Win a BUNCH of #books. #giveaway #sweetromance #fourthofjuly

Summertime is Reading Time!

And do we indie authors ever have a good deal for you, especially if you like sweet romance.

It's easy to enter.  All you have to do is click on the Rafflecopter link below, follow the instructions, and you could win every single one of the books in this graphic!

The book I have contributed to this promotion is Mercy: Bride of Idaho (American Mail-Order Brides series #43).

One woman bent on saving her family. 
One rancher determined to save his own heart. 
Is her love enough to save them both?

Mercy Eaton has come to Idaho to marry the man of her father’s choosing in order to help her family make ends meet back home. She just knows it’ll all work out. That's what she's told her sister and her traveling companions all the way from Massachusetts to Owyhee County, Idaho. Then she meets her groom. He's seventy years old. She nearly faints.

Quill Roderick has no intention of marrying. Ever. As far as he’s seen, women leave—first his mother, then his great-aunt, then his first flame. Quill sees no reason to open his heart again, especially to some mail-order bride his crazy old uncle brought for him. But Mercy tempts him like no other with her unruly long red hair, sunshine smile, and the most alluring eyes he's ever seen. Can he keep his heart barricaded from this dangerous fireball, or are her kisses the master key needed to unlock his heart to a whole new world... Love.

Mercy: Bride of Idaho is available to purchase, or read for FREE if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited!

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Happy Reading on this most fun holiday of the year!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

#HoneyBeaulieu won the Laramie Grand Prize! #CAC17 #western #books

Honey Won the Laramie Grand Prize! 
from Chanticleer Book Reviews
by Jacquie Rogers

I just came back from a productive and fun-filled weekend at the Chanticleer Authors Conference in Bellingham, Washington.  You can't get any farther north without tripping over the Canadian border, so this was definitely an international event.  Especially if you include margaritas and mojitos (pronounced mo-jee-tos--you can ask Sean Dwyer about that).  Wendy Delaney was our pilot and Diane Garland navigated.  I rode along for decoration.  We met our friend Judith Laik at the Bellwether Hotel.

Anytime you're offered a free glass of champagne when you register, you know it's gonna be a good weekend.

Ain't no one gonna touch Honey's champagne, that's for sure.
Did I mention that Honey's first book, Hot Work in Fry Pan Gulch, was shortlisted for the Laramie Award?  Well, it was.  Of course that made me happy but considering this series is a bit hard to categorize and that humor rarely wins any major awards, I came along mostly to meet my friends that I only see once a year, and to take in a few workshops.

Of course, Honey Beaulieu came along with us--she won't let Diane out of her sight.  But then Sassy whined that I never take her anywhere so I relented and said she could go with us.  How was I to know that she'd end up making friends with practically everyone there?  Most of the attendees knew Honey already and she made a few new friends besides, but Sassy was the belle of the ball.  I didn't even know who she was with half the time.  The floozy.

Honey hanging out with Janet Shawgo and her sister Joan.
In the center, Janet's wearing her World War II nurse's uniform.
To the right, Joan wears an 1860s costume.
By the way, Janet and Joan are twins.
Honey and Sassy found a few good-looking men to hang out with, too.

Left: Sean Dwyer with Sassy.  I think Honey's jealous.
Middle: Terry Persun negotiates an argument.  Sassy wanted to wear Honey's hat.
Right: Honey defends the bookseller (Paul) from owlhoots.  Sassy wants peach pie.
You know that awards ceremony they always have on Saturday night?  Well, this one went pretty well in my mind.

Top left: a closeup of the ribbon (because I couldn't resist) and the certificate.
Top right: the Laramie category winners.
Bottom left: The screen with Hot Work in Fry Pan Gulch on it!!!
Bottom right: A very stunned Jacquie and a rather smug Honey
And then it was time for margaritas.  The End. 

If you're on Snapchat, friend me!  My handle is jacquierogers.  You can get videos of Sassy's latest updates there.  And goofy pictures of her scribe.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Santa's Bargain Book Shop #SlingWords #HeartsOfOwyhee

Welcome to Santa's Bargain Book Shop! If you're tired of hitting the malls and have already spent way too much money for Christmas, visit Joan Reeves: Santa's Bargain Book Shop for some great deals.

One of them is Much Ado About Miners (Hearts of Owyhee #3).  Only 99¢ until Dec. 10 at 11pm Pacific.  Or read for FREE if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

It's here! CHRISTMAS CARING II #NewRelease #Charity

Christmas Caring II
A Christmas Charity Short Story Anthology

Do you love Christmas stories?  I do!  And I love to write them, too.  This year, I joined forces with bestselling author Kirsten Osbourne and  17 other fabulous writers to pen new stories for this year's anthology to benefit the Legacy Initiative of Utah.

Who should read this book.
All stories are sweet so appropriate for any age.  Buy on Kindle or, if you're a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, read it for free!

About Christmas Caring II
First I'll tell you a little about the anthology and list the story titles and authors, then I'll talk about my story, Holly Jolly Courtship, which is near and dear to my heart, and why.

This anthology, full of fun Christmas short stories by bestselling writers and new-comers alike, is bound to get you into the Christmas spirit. All proceeds will be donated to Legacy Initiative of Utah. This book includes:
1. A Christmas Masquerade
by Kari Trumbo
2. All I Want for Christmas is a Zombie
by Steve Pantazis
3. A Matter of Kin
by Jenna Eatough
4. Today I Am Santa Claus
by Martin L. Shoemaker
5. All the Swears
by Alyson Peterson
6. Wings for Christmas
by Kevin L Nielsen
7. Golden Moments
by Linda Carroll-Bradd
8. A Bride for Christmas
By Carra Copelin
9. Just in Time for Christmas
by Annie Boone
10. Christmas Angels
by C.S. Martin
11. Kaitlyn’s Christmas
by CJ Samuels
12. Fireballs for Christmas
by Lorena Dove
13. Merry Molasses Mayhem
by Danni Roan
14. The Christmas Doll
by Kay P. Dawson
15. Holly Jolly Courtship
by Jacquie Rogers
16. His Christmas Rose
by Peggy L. Henderson
17. Red Rock Christmas
by Rain Trueax
18. A Cowboy's Christmas
by Amanda McIntyre
19. Magical Memories
by Kirsten Osbourne

And now about Holly Jolly Courtship.
Yep, it's based on the true story of how my parents met.  Only thing is, they met 70 years after this story is set, and instead of driving a new buggy, my dad was driving his first new car.  Another difference is that Mom lived with another sister, but she wasn't enthused about a 15 year-old girl dating a 20 year-old man, so Mom moved to her other sister's house.  The story take place over a few weeks and ends at Christmas, but the real story took a year to get to that point, and another year before they actually married.

I've wanted to write this story for a long time but didn't because it seems so implausible.  Yet, it really did happen, along with a few more incidents that I didn't have room in the limited word count to include that were just as implausible.

I never tire of hearing family stories.  They're always so fun and so special.  I hope you enjoy this story and the 18 others in Christmas Caring II: A Christmas Charity Short Story Anthology.  And thank you for supporting the Legacy Initiative of Utah.

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Honey Beaulieu - Man Hunter series

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Friday, October 14, 2016

#Goodreads #Giveaway HOT WORK IN FRY PAN GULCH. Enter now!

Would you like to win a print copy of Hot Work in Fry PanGulch (Honey Beaulieu - Man Hunter #1)?  All you have to do is click below!

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Hot Work in Fry Pan Gulch by Jacquie Rogers

Hot Work in Fry Pan Gulch

by Jacquie Rogers

Giveaway ends October 24, 2016.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

#grainfree #sugarfree Peanut Butter Cookies from Mercedes's Kitchen

Mercedes Christesen's 
Fabulous Peanut Butter Cookies
Grain-free!  Sugar-free!  

I've been grain-free for nearly two years now.  No, I don't feel deprived and yes, I actually enjoy my new way of eating.  I especially enjoy greater freedom of movement and I definitely don't miss those dreadful sinus headaches.

But hey, everyone loves cookies.  So my daughter took it upon herself to develop a cookie recipe that I could enjoy.  And do I ever!  

Mercedes agreed to share her recipe with everyone.  I hope you enjoy it, and please, if you repost, give her credit.  This is her very first published recipe and she deserves a pat on the back.  I'm really proud of her.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

NOTE: All ingredients are approximations! 

  • 16 oz sugar-free peanut butter (either chunky or creamy, your choice)
  • 2 cubes butter (1/2 pound)
  • splash vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda 
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • about 10 pkts of Stevia
  • 3/4-1c coconut flour

Mix the first 8 ingredients in a bowl until semi-fluffy, then add the coconut flour a little at a time until you have a loose cake batter or thick pancake batter.

Let sit and firm up about 20-30 minutes.  

Roll into balls, place on greased baking sheet, then gently cross hatch.

Bake at 425 8-12 min just until browned.  (Remember, ovens vary.)

And there you go!  They go great with a chocolate protein shake. Just sayin'.

Sidetracked in Silver City
Honey Beaulieu - Man Hunter #2

Honey Beaulieu, the heroine you always wanted to be! 

Wanted: Boyce McNitt, $500, Last seen in Winnemucca, Nevada 

That money would sure help buy the farm Honey needs, and she plans to capture McNitt and claim the bounty. 

She’s Determined 
But Mama's in jail! Honey has to do some fast talking to head out of Fry Pan Gulch to chase after Boyd McNitt.... 

She Defies the Odds 
Honey's not about to let the handsome deputy U.S. marshal, an obnoxious ghost, or her own stubborn mule get in her way. 

She’s Daring 
Sam's in trouble! Honey's good with a gun but how many men can she best? 

Don't miss the second installment of Honey Beaulieu - Man Hunter! 

Honey Beaulieu - Man Hunter series

Coming in 2017: Blazing Bullets in Deadwood Gulch

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

National Matchmaker Day! #mailorderbride #HeartsOfOwyhee #kindleunlimited

Mail-Order Brides Books by Jacquie Rogers

Mail-order brides couldn't have found their men if it weren't for matchmakers, and August 30 is National Matchmaker Day, so let's celebrate!  If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, you can read every one of these books and novellas for free!

Mail-Order Tangle (with Caroline Clemmons)
Mercy: Bride of Idaho
A Gift for Rhoda
A Flare of the Heart
I Heard the Brides on Christmas Day

Question of the day
Would you like to be a matchmaker?  Have you ever hooked up a couple and it actually worked out for them?  Comment below and you could win a Kindle copy of I Heard the Brides on Christmas Day.

Small print
Drawing will be held Saturday, September 3, 2016.  Don't forget to include your email address with your comment so we can get in touch with you if you win.

A second chance!
For another chance to win, join the Pickle Barrel Bar and Books, where a drawing will be held for Pickle Barrelers only!

Get Your Romance On!