Thursday, August 2, 2018

New Release and a Giveaway



It's my birthday, and this is my first post on Sweet Romance Reads. I'm thrilled to be a part of this great group of writers. 

In honor of my birthday, I'm giving away a copy of one of my ebooks--winner's choice of my two Texas Trails books, but first I want to tell you about an exciting new release.



Out of Their Element is now available! This collection features stories by four popular, best-selling Christian fiction authors: Robin Lee Hatcher, Angela Breidenbach, Deborah Raney and me.

Here's a peek at what my story is about:

A Wagonload of Trouble

A computer geek is completely out of his element in the wilds of Wyoming. While his sister stays home with her sick son, Evan reluctantly accompanies his niece on a two-week wagon train tour with her history class, despite a pressing business deadline. The pretty gal heading up the tour thinks he's a total greenhorn, but he can't help being attracted to the competent woman who seems to have it all together. When the tour is sabotaged, will Evan's unique skills help solve the mystery?


Purchase here


Note: this book is not included in the giveaway.

And now for my give away books!



 

Both of these books originally appeared in a six-book series called the Texas Trail series. Three authors, Susan Page Davis, Darlene Franklin, and I each wrote two books in the series. The books feature the fictional Morgan family. The first book was set in the 1830s, with each following book set in the next decade, ending in the 1880s. Each book was a stand-alone story, although frequent visits from other Morgan family members happened quite often.

I have now gotten the rights back on my two books, so I have self-published them with new covers. Let me tell you what they're about.

Long Trail Home

A weary soldier returns from the War Between the States to discover his parents are dead, his family farm is in shambles, and his fiancée is married. A pretty, blind woman reaches through his scarred walls, but will the secret she holds ruin all chances for a future filled with love, faith, and family?

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End of the Trail

Brooks Morgan is quick on the draw, but his weapon of choice is his smile. He’s smart and witty and has charmed his way through much of life, but now he’s growing older—and a bit wiser. He wants to stop drifting and settle down. He finally gets his chance when he wins Raven Creek Ranch in a poker game, but when he goes to claim his prize, a pretty woman with a shotgun claims the ranch belongs to her. He's not leaving, but neither is she.

Purchase here

Which of these books sounds more exciting to you? I am giving away an ebook version of one of my Texas Trail books. Leave a comment and let me know which you'd prefer to read and why to be entered in the drawing.


Vickie McDonough is an award-winning author of nearly 50 published books and novellas, with over 1.5 million copies sold. A bestselling author, Vickie 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. Her novels include End of the Trail, winner of the OWFI 2013 Booksellers Best Fiction Novel Award. Whispers on the Prairie was a Romantic Times Recommended Inspirational Book for July 2013. 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 over forty years to Robert. They have four grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and a precocious granddaughter. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, doing stained glass, watching movies, and traveling. To learn more about Vickie’s books or to sign up for her newsletter, visit her website: www.vickiemcdonough.com

25 comments:

  1. Welcome to Sweet Romance Reads, Vickie, and Happy Birthday! Your books sound great. I love the wagon trail premise. :)

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  2. Welcome, Vickie. We're happy to have you here and I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Your books sound entertaining.

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  3. Happy birthday! I would love to win either one, they both sound good. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  4. Welcome to Sweet Romance Reads and Happy Birthday!

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  5. Welcome, Vickie. So good to see you here.

    Margaret

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  6. Vickie, happy birthday. Welcome to Sweet Romance Reads. We're so glad you're here.

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  7. Happy birthday, Vickie! I enjoy your books.

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    1. Thanks for reading my books, Ann!

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    2. Congratulations, Ann! You are the winner in my book drawing. Please send me your email address and let me know which ebook you'd like to receive: Long Trail Home or End of the Trail.

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  8. A sincere welcome, Vickie, and a very Happy Birthday! So glad you're here.

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  9. Happy birthday and Welcome to the group!! How nice if you to have a give away! I have read both these books. It was a good many years ago.
    They are both great but I enjoyed the End of the Trail the most!

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    1. Thanks for reading my books Barbara! I was rather partial to End of the Trail too. Kind of hard to not like Brooks Morgan.

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  10. A special thanks to everyone who stopped by for my birthday blog post. Ann707 is the winner of one of my books through a random drawing. If you didn't win, I hope you'll check out my books online or at my website: www.vickiemcdonough.com

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  11. I don't do ebooks but love your books. Happy birthday! Jane Squires

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