Friday, October 26, 2007

Jacquie's Great Holiday Contest Fest: Week 4!


Drawing Date: Oct. 31,2007


Happy Halloween!



If you're a member of Keely's Contest and News Group, you could win:









The Invasion of Falgannon Isle
(The Sisters of Colford Hall, Book 1)
by Deborah MacGillivray



"I loved The Invasion of Falgannon Isle!" ~~Kelley Hartsell
CK2S Kwips and Kritiques


"A magical, engrossing read that will charge your every emotion. . ."~~ Dawn Thompson, author of The Brotherhood (Blood Moon, Book 2)

"Mesmerizing and magical. Deborah MacGillivray's talent for compelling characterization and her uncanny grasp on what really matters will transport you to a timeless place you won't want to leave. Invasion of Falgannon Island is just what the doctor ordered for a woman on the go in need of a really great read. Magnificent!" ~~ Nationally best-selling author Tori Carrington aka Lori and Tony Karayianni

Read an excerpt!

To see all the weeks' prizes of Jacquie's Great Holiday Contest Fest, go to my scribe's website and click on Contest.

Good Luck!

Don't forget to vote for The New Covey Awards. Faery Special Romances' cover artist, Monika Wolmarans, really deserves the award!



Jacquie



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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Jacquie's Great Holiday Contest Fest: Week 3!

Drawing date: Oct. 24, 2007

The Warrior Trainer

by Gerri Russell
"Gerri Russell writes with a passionate intensity that will sweep readers straight into her richly imagined world." ~~New York Times Bestselling Author Jayne Ann Krentz

What a fabulous book, and you can win an autographed copy just by signing up for Keely's Contest and News Group.

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To see all the weeks' prizes of Jacquie's Great Holiday Contest Fest, go to my website and click on Contest.

Good Luck!

Don't forget to vote for The New Covey Awards. Faery Special Romances' cover artist, Monika Wolmarans, really deserves the award!


Jacquie

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Where Have All the Tomotoes Gone?

Summer has definitely fled the scene. Tomatoes are in their last throes.

My brother called me and asked if we'd like to come over for the last BLTs for the year. Would I??? Of course. Armed with spelt bread and a couple pounds of fresh mozzarella cheese, we'll be headed out any minute now. The end of season taste-fest. So sweet, yet will be only a memory in about three hours.

Then we wait until August, 2008, for the next decent tomatoes. I wonder what the difference will be for me . . . and you. What books will I have sold? Written? How will my kids and grandkids fare?

Autumn is a time when plants die back, our land cools down, and we close our shutters for winter. But only for new hope in the spring.

And that's our gift every year: hope.

Go Mariners!



Jacquie

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Great Holiday Contest Fest: Week 2!

We have a Winner for Christmas Wishes!
All winners are posted on my website within a few days after the end of the contest.

Next drawing: October 17, 2007. Be sure to sign up for Keely's list now!
You could win the second Highland Press Holiday Anthology, Holiday in the Heart!


Holiday in the Heart


12 Stories from 12 Authors, ranging from very old-fashioned holidays cheer to more modern tales of love, romance and wishes. The power to believe can work miracles - wishes can come true...love heals hearts. A two book set - with story sequels from authors Leanne Burroughs and Deborah Macgillivray to the first book in the set Christmas Wishes. The two books in tradesize paperback make a winning Christmas gift.


Leanne Burroughs
Candace Gold
Keelia Greer
Heather Hiestand
Victoria Houseman
Anna Kathryn Lanier
Deborah Macgillivray
Rachel Michaels
Aleka Nakis
Kemberlee Shortland
Diane D. White
Michele Ann Young













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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Christmas Wishes

from Highland Press
# ISBN-10: 0974624918
# ISBN-13: 978-0974624914


Christmas stories guaranteed to delight!

Discover the pure joy of the Christmas season. With Christmas Wishes magic is possible...especially love. Make a Wish!

12 Authors, 12 Stories
Christmas past to Christmas present
Guaranteed to Delight!


All I want for Christmas is a Hula-Hoop...and a Mother by Deborah MacGillivray

Once Upon a Snowflake by Shelli Stevens

The Christmas Store
by Ann Marie Bradley

In Time for Christmas
by Cheryl Alldredge

Love's Eternal Hope
by Amber Dawn Bell

Christmas at Home
by Leanne Burroughs

Operation Family
by Billie Warren Chai

The Patient Gift
by Patty Howell

The Gift of You
by Kimberly Ivey

Joy's Christmas Wishes
by Gerri Bowen

The Christmas Wish
by Rebecca Andrews

Miracles and Mistletoe
by Kimberly Grant

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Monday, October 1, 2007

The New Covey Awards!

Faery Special Romances is up for the http://thenewcoveyawards.blogspot.com! It's entry #23.

Be sure to vote for both Most Eye-Catching and Most Relevant.

The cover artist, Monika Wolmerans, is very talented and also designs web sets and web sites.

To vote, click here.

Thank you for your vote! And I wish Monika the very best of luck in this contest.


Jacquie

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Bounty Hunters in the Old West

The law was a bit sparse in the Old West, often not a lawman around for hundreds of miles. If a criminal knew how to live off the land and he owned a fast horse, he was pretty well guaranteed an escape. What's a sheriff to do?

In 1872, the Supreme Court ruled that bounty hunters were a part of the U.S. law enforcement system with a decision in Taylor vs. Taintor:

“When the bail is given, the principal is regarded as delivered to the custody of his sureties. Their domain is a continuance of the original imprisonment. Whenever they choose to do so, they may seize him and deliver him up to his discharge; and if it cannot be done at once, they may imprison him until it can be done. They may exercise their rights in person or by agent. They may pursue him into another state; may arrest him on the Sabbath; and if necessary, may break and enter his house for that purpose. The seizure is not made by virtue of due process. None is needed. It is likened to the arrest by the Sheriff of an escaped prisoner.”

As you can see by this decision, bounty hunters didn't have to adhere to the same rules of due process that lawmen did. (This is still true in some states.)

One of the greatest bounty hunters was Pinkerton Detective, Charlie Siringo. Siringo had a long and distinguished, if not controversial, career. He had steely nerves and his cleverness got him out of more than one jam. But he wrote a book, and the Pinkerton Agency wasn't too keen about that, so he spent several years at the end of his life arguing with them. Could be that the Pinkertons were the only ones to ever best him.

Lots of town marshals and county sheriffs supplemented their meager incomes with bounties. Of course, they had to follow the rules of due process while a bounty hunter had no such restrictions. Then again, if there's no one around for a couple hundred miles, who's to know? This is part of how the West was tamed. Many lawmen straddled the fence between law-enforcing and law-breaking.

Charlene Sands, author of Bodine's Bounty, blogged about bounty hunters on Pistols and Petticoats. Really good info at this site on lots of Old West topics. Anyway, she points out that in order for a bounty hunter to get his money in British Columbia, he had to bring the criminal in alive. The US had no such compunctions, but the bounty was half if the prisoner died before making it to jail. She also mentions that the bounty hunters didn't receive payment until later, so when they brought in prisoners, they'd either have to wait, or have the money sent to a bank. (They'd probably wait, considering the state of banking at the time.) But the most important thing that Ms. Sands mentioned was that bounty hunters' names were never, ever recorded, because their anonymity was their protection. This little item is what makes research difficult.

Much to movie and TV viewers' delight, popular lore glorifies the Old West bounty hunter. The role of Josh Randall in Wanted: Dead or Alive in the 1950s made Steve McQueen a star. "Josh Randall (Steve McQueen) was a man of few words. A bounty hunter by trade, he tracked his prey all over the West. Randall carried an 1892 44/40 center fire Winchester carbine that he called "Mare's Laig." It handled like a revolver by had the punch of a rifle. Unlike other bounty hunters, Randall had scruples. He tried to bring the prisoner in alive and often found himself called upon to protect people in need."

Then there's my personal favorite, Paladin, played by Richard Boone on "Have Gun-Will Travel." (Okay, so he was more gunslinger than bounty hunter, but they go together well.) I'm not the only one impressed with that character: Eminem will be starring as Paladin in a contemporary movie remake. Does Eminem have what Richard Boone had?

We'll see!

Jacquie

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