Category Archives: Western

Spring Forward Book Attack

Do you like to read? Do you like free books? Of course, you do! This is Goodreads!
Support for Indie Authors is proud to announce our first Free & Bargain Book event of 2017!

Load up your Kindle with more than 125 free and 99¢ book deals in a wide variety of genres!

Details: For three days beginning Friday, March 31st and running through Sunday, April 2nd, visit our event website to nab a whack load of free and 99¢ Kindle ebooks by our indie author members.

That’s it! No RSVP, no obligation, and best of all, no need to put on pants!* Some books will be offered all three days, but there are many one day only freebies, so make sure to check the site each day!

*Pants are only optional if you are browsing our event from the comfort of your home. SIAFBB is not responsible for pantsless readers wandering aimlessly in public spaces.


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Happy Valentine’s Day & Freebies Too

1aaaaaaalovebirds2Today is Valentine’s Day.  A day filled with love and FREE gifts from your loved one(s).

I have searched Amazon for some FREEBIES for you.

Hope you will enjoy them and take some time to visit the author’s Amazon page.


The Right Wrong Number by Barbara Delinsky


Forbidden Disclosure(A Billionaire in Disguise Book 1) by Terri Marie

Falling For You by Casey Quinn

Not Over You (Healing Springs Book 1) by  Amanda Torrey

The Teacher’s Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport Book 1) by Christina Tetreault

The Billionaire Wins the Game (Billionaire Bachelors Book One) by Melody Anne

Unexpected Gifts by Bronwyn Green

The Rancher Takes a Bride: A Western Historical Romance (The Burnett Brides Book 1) by Sylvia McDaniel

The Last Bride in Ballymuir (Ballymuir Series Book 1) by Dorien Kelly

Carnival Confessions by Cherie Claire




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Featuring Children, Tweens & YA Authors

Are you a Children’s Author?

Do you write for tweens?

What about Young Adults?

I am paying it forward in 2017 by featuring authors on my blog.

Sign up for me to feature you on the Feature Calendar page!feature-md

Occasionally, there will be bonus material, giveaways, reviews and more!


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American Book Awards Program

From the website of – Before Columbus Foundation

The American Book Awards Program is not associated with any industry group or trade organization. The American Book Awards offer no cash prize nor do they require any financial commitments from the authors or their publishers. The Award winners are nominated and selected by a panel of writers, editors, and publishers who also represent the diversity of American literary culture.


There are no application forms, fees, or any other restrictions for submissions, nominations, or recommendations to the panel. The book is what matters, not the procedure. The only requirement is that two copies of the book must be mailed to the Before Columbus Foundation by December 31st for consideration for the following year’s Awards. Anyone may make a submission (it does not have to be the publisher). There is no limit on the number of titles that may be submitted. All genres are accepted (including anthologies, children’s books, and multimedia). You may include reviews, publicity, or other informational material with your submission if you wish.

American Book Awards
Before Columbus Foundation 

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655-13th Street, Suite 302
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 268-9775

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New Release – Mistletoe & Horseshoes

14923973_1840035786215305_526874780_oTitle: Mistletoe & Horseshoes
By: Juliette Douglas
Publisher: Juliette Douglas Brand
Publication Date: November 29, 2016

Book Excerpt:

Her five-year prison sentence was reduced to two years for good behavior for the killing of her boss and sometimes lover, Rance Girard. Jolene King had set out to rebuild her life if that was possible.

Arriving in Trace Crossings during a blizzard, Jolene was just glad to have a place to hole up from the ferocious wind and snow…even if it was a stable.

Emmett Foster wasn’t sure about his visitor…but it was Christmas and he wasn’t about to let human or beast die out in this weather if he could help it.

Two lost souls seek to leave their past behind and find new beginnings…after all miracles do happen during Christmas…Don’t they?


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This award-winning author lives in Kentucky where she is rescue mom to 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 possums.

Her stories focus on the bold, strong and brassy women of the old west. Her popular female bounty hunter series, The Freckled Venom Series has garnered readers of all ages. She now has five books available on in kindle and paperback under her pen name of Juliette Douglas.

Laramie Award: Best Debut Western Freckled Venom Copperhead
Finalist in fiction category: Authors Talk About It contest: Freckled Venom Skeletons
Laramie Award Finalist: Perfume Powder & Lead: Holy Sisters

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Shakiest Gun in the West

Without looking – Who played the lead male character in the comedy western movies – The Shakiest Gun in the West?

If you answered – Don Knotts, then you are correct!

In 1870, Dentist, Jesse W. Heywood travels west to be a “frontier dentist.”  On his way, the stagecoaDon-Knotts.-The-Shakiest-Gun-in-the-West-arc-track-1-t1-small-300x228ch gets robbed by two masked bandits.  One of the bandits, Penelope “Bad Penny” Cushings (Barbara Rhoades) gets caught by the Posse.  She is given a choice, serve time in prison or get a pardon by helping to track down smugglers who are providing guns to the Indians.

Penelope wants the pardon, however, she runs into a problem when the man who is to pose as her husband on the wagon train gets shot.  She convinces bumbling Heywood to marry her and they continue on their journey.

On the way, Heywood becomes a legendary gunman when he guns down “Arnold the Kid” and though he doesn’t know how he did it because he shakes when he handles a gun.  No one cashakiest_gun_in_the_westn shake like Don Knotts!  No one!

Anyway, unbeknownst to Heywood, he had a little help in gunning down “Arnold the Kid.”

Don Knotts does not disappoint in this movie but he does get disappointed.

If you enjoy comedy and Don Knotts, then you will definitely enjoy The Shakiest Gun in the West!

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Laura San Giacomo as Crazy Cora

tn-500_103204_wb_0222b“Anyone who believes in magic is crazy.” ~ Crazy Cora, Quigley Down Under

Laura San Giacomo plays an outstanding role in the western movie Quigley Down Under as Crazy Cora, a misplaced American woman with post traumatic stress disorder.  Back in the western days no one called it post traumatic stress disorder, they called it crazy, hence Crazy Cora.

Cora’s tragic past drove her crazy–gave her post traumatic stress.  She dealt with the tragedy the best she could.  Everything comes back to haunt her during the fight scenes between the Australian Aborigines and Marston’s, the late (Alan Rickman), men.  Then she is left alone with an aboriginal baby who is hungry and cries a lot.  The scene is very intense when the dingoes come, however, we see the inner strength of Cora.

Movie critic, Roger Ebert wrote, “She isn’t just another pretty face and a great set of eyebrows. She has an authority, a depth of presence, that is attractive, and her voice is deep and musical.”510Js33u90L._SY445_

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The Sacketts

Some days, I am more lazy than others…ha!

51hDnoLvDcL._SY445_The latest western movie I watched was The Sacketts (1979) based on the Louis L’Amour’s Sacketts novel series.  It starred, Sam Elliott (gotta love his voice!) as Tell Sackett; Tom Selleck (didn’t you just love him in Magnum P.I.?) as Orrin Sacket; and Jeff Osterhage as Tyrel Sackett.  Robert Totten directed the movie.

You can see a list of full characters here –

The movie opens with Louis L’Amour setting the scene and giving a little background on the Sackett family followed by a scene where Orrin’s fiancee gets killed on their wedding day and Tyrel kills the shooter.

Tyrel then leaves Tennessee and after Orrin’s fiancee’s funeral, his mother encourages him to follow Tyrel west, to join up with Tell and to make a new life for themselves in the West.

Orrin meets up with Tyrel on a cattle drive and the two of them meets up with Tell at Purgatorie, Colorado.

Tell goes into the mountains to look for gold, while Orrin and Tyrel plan to collect wild cattle on their way to Santa Fe.

I would be lying if I said that Tell found tons of gold and lived a rich happily ever after life high in the Rocky Mountains.  And I would be lying to say that Orrin and Tyrel had an easy and peaceful trip to Santa Fe.

If you are a fan of Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford, L. Q. Jones and Slim Pickens, then this movie is one that has them all.

While the movie gives flavor to the history of the west in the United States and portrays how family members take care of each other, it also demonstrates the rise of greed in the country.

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