Multi-Author Interview and Giveaway: 7 Brides for 7 Texas Rangers

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Yeehaw! Seven books. Seven winners. Super excited to welcome the Barbour Collection writers back to the blog with their 7 Brides for 7 Texans! There’s a lot to enjoy, so let’s get started! Don’t forget to comment and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for as many chances to win a copy of the book!

The Authors

Amanda M Barratt 

What is your favorite part about your story and why?
It was a lot of fun to delve into the history of the Texas Rangers. Before I wrote the novella, I didn’t know anything but the basics about their role in Texas history. It was also a blast to write a hero who chased bad guys and threw knives. 🙂

Describe your main characters in one word.
Jesse—loyal. Sara— driven.

Had you visited Texas prior to writing your story?
Well, I was in Dallas once for an ACFW conference. So I guess I’ve visited Texas, though I basically saw the airport and the hotel. 🙂 I’d love to return though and tour some historical sites. It’s such a historically rich state.

What can readers look forward to if they read your story?
Getting to know a very kind, handsome Texas Ranger who’s a great knife thrower. 🙂
To be a bit more serious though, I wrote the story out of a desire to spread awareness about human trafficking. Sometimes, I think we view slavery as something that took place before the Civil War, but today, it’s more prevalent than ever, though people don’t talk about it much. Often, fiction can be used as a vehicle for truth and, while I hope my story entertains readers, I also want to give them something deeper.

AmandaECPA bestselling author Amanda Barratt fell in love with writing in grade school when she wrote her first story – a spin off of Jane Eyre. Now, Amanda writes inspirational historical romance, penning stories that transport readers to a variety of locales – from the sweeping coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, to the rugged landscape of Central Texas. Her novella The Truest Heart was a finalist in the 2017 FHL Reader’s Choice Awards. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, she lives in the woods of Michigan with her fabulous family, who kindly put up with the invisible people she calls characters. Connect with her on Facebook or through her website: www.amandabarratt.net.

Erica Vetsch

What is your favorite part about your story and why?
I loved bringing back one of the characters from 7 Brides for 7 Texans, Clarice Spanner, the town dressmaker and gossip. My heroine is Clarice’s sister, and returning to the Hartville world was such a treat!

Describe your main characters in one word.
Constance – as her name implies, she is Constant. True.
Branch Kilborn = Focused.

Had you visited Texas prior to writing your story?
Yes! My husband and I honeymooned in San Antonio almost thirty years ago, and we’ve been there again since. I would love to return to Texas and visit Fort Davis and Fort Bliss.

What can readers look forward to if they read your story?
The transformation of Branch Kilborn from anti-marriage, job-focused, and woman-wary to protector, provider, and tender-hearted warrior. When the right woman comes along, it changes a man.

evetsch-5Best-selling, award-winning author Erica Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. She’s a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota, and she married her total opposite and soul mate! When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks. You can connect with her at her website, www.ericavetsch.com where you can read about her books and sign up for her newsletter, and you can find her online at https://www.facebook.com/EricaVetschAuthor/ where she spends way too much time!
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Vickie McDonough

What is your favorite part about your story and why? 
My favorite part of Partners in Crime is when Micah first discovers that the Markhams’ captive is a woman. He’s working undercover in the gang, waiting for the right opportunity to alert the Rangers and capture the Markhams. He already has a kid in the camp to worry about, and now he’s shocked to discover a pretty—and innocent—woman in camp.

Describe your main characters in one word.
Micah – Honorable
Laurel – Reliable

Had you visited Texas prior to writing your story?
Yes, many times. I live in Oklahoma and that’s just “next door” to Texas.

What can readers look forward to if they read your story?
A heart-pounding and heart-touching story about a tough guy with a soft heart who meets his match in a lovely captive.

VickieBest-selling author Vickie McDonough grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead, she married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams penning romance stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen, and others living in the Old West. Vickie is an award-winning author of more than 45 published books and novellas, with over 1.5 million copies sold. Her novels include End of the Trail, winner of the OWFI 2013 Booksellers Best Fiction Novel Award. Song of the Prairie won the 2015 Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Gabriel’s Atonement, book 1 in the Land Rush Dreams series, placed second in the 2016 Will Rogers Medallion Award. Vickie has recently stepped into independent publishing. Vickie has been married for forty-two years to Robert. They have four grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and a precocious granddaughter. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, antiquing, doing stained glass, watching movies, and traveling.

Vicki’s Social Network Links:

Website: vickiemcdonough.com
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/vickiemcdonough
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/VickieMcDonough/
Heroes, Heroines, and History blog: http://HHHistory.com
Follow Vicki on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Vickie-McDonough/e/B001JP4JE8/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1464450059&sr=8-2-ent
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/101317.Vickie_McDonough

Susan Page Davis

What is your favorite part about your story and why?
I like the fact that O’Neal is present in the bank when Augusta, the teller he is sweet on, is kidnapped, but he can do nothing about it until afterward.

Describe your main characters in one word.
O’Neal is staunch
Augusta is determined

Had you visited Texas prior to writing your story?
Yes, I’ve visited Texas a couple of times, but I’d like to go back. There is so much to see and do there!

What can readers look forward to if they read your story?
They can expect a sweet love story and a few laughs, along with some action and a satisfying resolution.

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Susan Page Davis is the author of more than 80 published novels in the mystery, romantic suspense, and historical romance genres. She has won the Carol Award, the Will Rogers Medallion, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest. A Maine native, she now lives in western Kentucky with her retired editor husband Jim. They are the parents of six grown children and the grandparents of ten.

Susan’s social media links, and website

Gabrielle Meyer

What is your favorite part about your story and why? 
My story is about a young widow, Evelyn Prentis, who lives alone on a farm with her son. When Texas Ranger Griff Sommer comes to check on her, he has to pretend to be her husband because members of the Cass Markham gang show up. I love that Griff and Evelyn don’t even know each other’s first names, but they have to pretend to be married for a week, so the gang doesn’t learn his true identity. It was fun to create those first scenes in the book as they tried to figure out a way to make it work!

Describe your main characters in one word.
Griff is loyal and Evelyn is courageous.

Had you visited Texas prior to writing your story?
I have been to Texas a couple of times, but I had never planned to write a story set there. When Erica Vetsch invited me to join this collection, I was excited to do a little more research about the great state of Texas. I’d love to go back now. I think I’d see it with different eyes.

What can readers look forward to if they read your story?
The reader can look forward to two strangers who have to convince a handful of gang members that they are married and in love, while trying to bring them to justice, and stay alive. Throw in a little boy who has to pretend he has a papa, and a well-meaning neighbor who almost gives away the truth, and you have a fun, action-packed romance.

GabeGabrielle Meyer lives in central Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River with her husband and four children. As an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society, she fell in love with the rich history of her state and enjoys writing fictional stories inspired by real people, places and events.

Gabrielle’s Social Media Links
Find Gabrielle on Facebook, AmazonGoodreads, Her Website, and sign up for her Newsletter.
Facebook page for Gabrielle Meyer: www.facebook.com/AuthorGabrielleMeyer

Kathleen Y’Barbo

What is your favorite part about your story and why? 
There are so many of them that it’s hard to choose! My favorite part of The Countess and the Cowboy is the first kiss. As to why … well, they have waited a LONG time to fall in love, or at least to admit they’re in love. So, when these two stubborn people finally admit their feelings, it’s worth the wait.

Describe your main characters in one word.
Ava … determined
Ezra … loyal

Had you visited Texas prior to writing your story?
Oh honey! This tenth generation Texas was born and raised here! I come from people who had already been around here two decades before statehood, so my Texas roots run deep. Despite brief stints living in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Jakarta, Indonesia, the Southeast Texas coast has been my home for most of my life.

What can readers look forward to if they read your story?
Laughs and sparks is my best answer. I don’t think I’ve ever written a more stubborn pair, so the sparks do fly. Sometimes that can be downright funny although Ezra and Ava might not think so. Then there’s the pursuit of the bad guys…so maybe I should amend this to say laughs, sparks, and the adventure of the chase.

KathleenBest-selling author Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee and author of more than eighty books with over two million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad. A tenth-generation Texan and certified paralegal, she has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award as well a Reader’s Choice Award and several Top Picks by Romantic Times magazine.  She celebrated her fifteenth year as a published author by receiving the Romantic Times Inspirational Romance Book of the Year Award for her historical romantic suspense Sadie’s Secret, a Secret Lives of Will Tucker novel. In 2018, she will be releasing five more novels and novellas, so follow her on social media or check out her website at www.kathleenybarbo.com to find out more!

Kathleen’s Social Media Links

Website: www.kathleenybarbo.com
Newsletter sign-up:  http://kathleenybarbo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenYBarbo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KathleenYBarbo
Follow me on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/KathleenBarbo/e/B001JP44ZM/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_7
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/kathleen-y-barbo
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/153441.Kathleen_Y_Barbo

Lorna Seilstad

Favorite part of my story.
My favorite part is when Whit visits his former partner Chisholm Hart. Chisholm, a father of four girls, has finally gotten a son. Whit holds the newborn, his namesake, and it changes Whit in a special way.

Describe you Main Character in one word.
Adventurer

Visited Texas?
I’ve been to Texas on several occasions, and I also went to college at Lubbock Christian University. Texas history has always fascinated me, and Hill Country is just beautiful.

What can readers look forward to they read your story?
I hope they will discover characters who will make you laugh and cry, and that in the end, you will find yourself cheering for them.

LornaLorna Seilstad brings history back to life using a generous dash of humor. She is a Carol Award finalist and the author of the Lake Manawa Summers series and the Gregory Sisters series. When she isn’t eating chocolate, she’s teaches women’s Bible classes and is a 4-H volunteer in her home state of Iowa. She and her husband have three children. Learn more about Lorna at www.lornaseilstad.com or on Facebook.

Lorna’s Social Media Links
Website: https://www.lornaseilstad.com

Buy links: https://www.amazon.com/Lorna-Seilstad/e/B003HLGWJ2/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_5

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QUESTION — If you could visit any U.S. state, which would it be, and why?

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT :: Last week’s winner of Under Prairie Skies by Cynthia Roemer is: Sarah F. Congrats, Sarah! Thanks to everyone for participating and engaging in the conversation!

63 thoughts on “Multi-Author Interview and Giveaway: 7 Brides for 7 Texas Rangers

  1. Would like to visit Pennsylvania,there’s so much lovely scenery.Plus would like to take a tour of the historic Pkilidelphia,where there’s so much American history.

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  2. Tennessee is a place I haven’t been but long to see! Hopefully this Fall we’ll be making a short trip to the Smoky mountains!

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  3. Any state?? Well I don’t travel much so I’d be happy to visit anywhere. Although I think I’d like to see the east coast first. I love US History and would like to see what I know.

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  4. I would love to visit Texas. Waco, Chip and Jo anyone? San Antonio, the Riverwalk and the Alamo. I’d like to see Galveston, Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth too but Waco and San Antonio are at the top of my list. My hubby and I are hoping to go in August for our 10th wedding anniversary.

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  5. I’ve always wanted to visit Texas. We have horses and land where I live, but not like the huge ranches I read about out West.

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  6. I’d love to visit Kentucky. It seems like there’d be such varied things to see and do – city, horse farms, hills, caverns. It just draws me. I need to go and find out why!

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  7. I would love to go to Israel first and walk where Jesus walked. Then I would love to go to England and visit so many things.

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  8. I’d love to go to Arizona and New Mexico. The scenery looks beautiful and also Montana to visit St. Labre Indian School and go on their tour of the trail of tears.

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  9. My husband and I are seriously considering a trip to Hawaii in the next year or two! It would be a bucket list item for sure.

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  10. My husband and I are seriously considering a trip to Hawaii in the next few years. A bucket list trip for sure!

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  11. I would visit Alaska or Hawaii. A couple of the few states I haven’t been to yet and people say they are so beautiful.

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