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25 Things You Don't Know About Me

I haven't done an actual blog post in quite some time so I thought it might be fun to do a "get to know me" type of post. I've done interviews in the past but in most of them I mainly talk about becoming a writer and my novels. This is a lot more random :) I hope you enjoy it and if you'd like to see more of this sort of thing let me know.

25 Things You Don't Know About Me 1.I can draw and paint.
2.My favorite food is chicken and dumplings, followed closely by steak, followed by cheesecake, followed by chocolate chip cookies.
3.I’m right-handed but I can’t do some things using my right hand—like deal cards, holding my purse, carrying things, etc. For all of those I have to use my left hand/arm. I’ve tried using my right and it just doesn’t feel right. Weird.
4.I once burned boxed macaroni and cheese. My husband has never let me live that down.
5.I have never traveled beyond the east coast of the United States.
6.I like to crochet
7.Despite my love of the south…

"Books for Christmas" Giveaway Has Arrived!

In this first week of "Books for Christmas" I'm joining 3 amazing authors and giving away one copy each of my books When the Heart Falls (Kindle copy only) and Zane (Kindle or Nook copy). Stop by MK McClintock's blog and enter here for your chance to win. Good luck!

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's that time of year again. The leaves are falling, a chill is in the air, and everyone gathers to share this day of thanks with their loved ones. I hope that this holiday finds you and your loved ones in good spirits and that you share in the joy of one another's company. 
Thank you all so much for another wonderful year! 
May you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Books For Christmas


"When the Heart Falls" FREE Nov. 9 & 10

FREE! FREE! FREE! I was doing some work yesterday when I realized that I have free promotional days still available through Amazon for When the Heart Falls. It's been a while since I've done any sort of giveaway so on November 9th and November 10 When the Heart Falls will be available for FREE download for your Kindle device! Don't have a Kindle? Don't worry...they've got apps available for your computer, tablet, or smart phone :) Monday will mark When the Heart Falls' two year publication anniversary, so help me celebrate by getting your copy today! 

Making It Happen

I feel like this year is getting away from me! Last week I was thrown into a new schedule and am working on making sure I have enough time in my day to get everything done. Unfortunately I didn't get much writing time in last week and I am so annoyed about that--I think I am most annoyed that I left my characters mid chapter (I usually like to finish a complete chapter before calling it quits on writing for the day/night). There is still a lot of work that needs to be completed on Norah before I can turn it over to my editor. I am still hoping to have it out by the end of this year and I'm going to bust my butt so I can do my best to make that happen. Thank you all so much for the emails asking about Norah and letting me know how much you loved Zane! I hate that I've left you all hanging for over a year now but I really appreciate you sticking this out with me! I promise to keep you posted on my progress and when I have a set release date I'll let you all know. Have a …

And The Results Are....

"I need some closure! You’re the type of reader who NEEDS to know exactly how the couple’s lives ended up.  You want to know exactly how the couple’s “happily ever after” happens with no detail spared."

It was a unanimous vote here on the blog! I had a few comments left on my Facebook page stating that they didn't care as long as the story was good :) Thank you all so much for your input! Hope you have a great weekend!

"Happily Ever After" Poll

Everyone has their own thoughts on how a romance novel should end. Some of us like for the author to give us just enough closure so we know that they couple did indeed end up together, but we don't necessarily need to know anything past that. The rest of us want to know all the details about our couple’s "happily ever after" (marriage, kids, etc). So this is just a fun poll I've put together to find out what you—the reader—wants in a novel. I'll let this run for a week or two and post the results once I have them. Thanks in advance for participating! Your opinion is important. Feel free to leave a comment on this post as well!

Back In The Saddle

Yesterday was quite an exciting day for me. I got to go horseback riding for the first time in almost two years! I'm not going to lie, I was very nervous. I was going to be riding a horse I had never been on before (and that always makes me a little uneasy) and since I hadn't been on a horse in so long I had lost a lot of my confidence. But once we got saddled up and I was on it all came back to me and I had a great time!

Here we are all saddled up and ready to go! This is my brother's horse, Emira. He was nice enough to let me ride her. Isn't she beautiful :)

This is my dad and me after the ride was over :) 

And here's one of my brother and me, too :)

Such a fun day and I can't wait to do it again! It's so nice getting back to doing one of the things I love most!

Quote of the Day

“I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.” 
― Brian AndreasStory People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas

Country Music Friday - "Helluva Life" by Frankie Ballard

Love this part of the song! "...Bad times make the good times better, Look in her eyes and you're gone forever..."

Norah (The McKades of Texas, Book 2) Cover Reveal and Teaser!

So I still don't have an official release date for Norah but I just wanted to share a few things with you to tide you over until the story comes out :) First up...the cover :

Well...what do y'all think? I personally love it. And now for a little teaser :) Please keep in mind that this novel is still a work in progress. It has not been edited and minor tweaks may happen upon final editing. With that being said, I hope you enjoy the following excerpt and as always thank you for reading! *********************      She was on her way back towards the bar with her empty tray in hand when a man pushed his chair back from his table and stood abruptly, knocking into Norah in the process. Stumbling backward, she thought she’d found her footing but her boot slipped in something, no doubt some of the beer left over from that jerk earlier, and the next thing she knew her feet were flying out from underneath her.      Her tray went flying back as she braced herself for the fall on the har…

Blog Tour Stop! "Gallagher's Choice" by MK McClintock

The Book
He finally had a family to call his own.
She now knew what it meant to risk it all. Together they had a chance to find peace at last.

Eliza Gallagher is tough, resilient, and rides a horse like she was born in the saddle. All necessary qualities for someone who runs a cattle ranch.  She had more to avenge than any of them and she was counting on those skills to finally find the justice they all sought -- until she realized it could cost her everything and everyone she loved. 

Ramsey Hunter finally knew what it was to have a family and what it took to keep that family together. He knew coming back wouldn’t be easy, but he never imagined what he would have to risk to keep it. 

Eliza got him home; now Ramsey has to do whatever it takes to save her life and help bring peace to Hawk’s Peak. Print | Kindle | Nook | AllRomance

Five Questions for MK Tell us a bit about yourself. To put it simply, I’m a country/mountain girl at heart (and in truth) who bakes to relax, hikes just to stand on a …

Blog Tour Stop! "Fiery Bride" by Cynthia Woolf

Today I am pleased to be hosting author Cynthia Woolf on her blog tour for "Fiery Bride"! Cynthia is joining us today with a guest post on what it takes to create that perfect hero for her books. Enjoy!

Creating heroes in Westerns by Cynthia Woolf
I had to think about what I do when I create a hero in one of my westerns.  He has to be bigger than life.  Think, John Wayne in the western movies of a time gone by.  Big.  Strong.  He must have a strict sense of justice and be an upstanding citizen.  Although, he and my heroine might make love before marriage, he knows there will be a marriage.  And if the heroine doesn’t want to get married, he will do everything in his power to change her mind. He’s a wonderful father.  Teaching his children, sons or daughters, to ride, rope and shoot with the best of them. My heroes are also caring and gentle.  They know their strength and make sure to rein it in when dealing with the heroine.  No matter how obstinate or ornery she gets he never p…


Had the surprise of my life yesterday.

My husband and I were getting ready for a "last minute date night" when my aunt called with a computer emergency (she runs a boarding kennel and my husband does all the IT work for them). So we loaded up our kids (who were supposed to be going over to Grandma and Grandpa's house while we went to dinner) and headed over there with the intentions of just having my aunt and uncle watch them instead...because we were going to be late for our dinner. So we pulled up to the house and there are tons of cars parked in the driveway. Then, as we pull into a spot, I see my mom and my mother-in-law chatting on the back porch. And that's when I noticed the banner hanging from the roof that read, "Happy Birthday Kimberly!" Yes, folks, it was a surprise birthday party for little ol' me :)

I have never, EVER, been surprised before. If I ever get the feeling that someone is going to do something to surprise me, I turn into detectiv…

Country Music Friday - "Crash My Party" by Luke Bryan


I Write Best When...

Pinned this on my Pinterest board and I couldn't help but share it here as well :)

Quote of the Day

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” 
― George Bernard Shaw

"Fiery Bride" by Cynthia Woolf Book Blast!

Proud to welcome one more time author Cynthia Woolf and the third instalment of the Matchmaker & Co series.

FIERY BRIDE by Cynthia Woolf
This is a stand alone book which is part of a great series.

Quick Facts
Expected Released Date: July 5th, 2013 Genre: Western Historical Romance  Formats to buy: All ebook formats and paperback
*The book is sensual (has a sex scene or two) but is not erotic by any stretch of the imagination*

Book Synopsis
After a disastrous marriage, Matchmaker Maggie vowed never to marry again.  She will never give another man the power of life and death over her body and soul. Unfortunately, that doesn't keep her lonely heart from fantasizing about her newest client, Caleb Black. She made the mistake of starting a flirtatious correspondence with the clever devil, believing they would never meet. But when his new bride abandons her mid-way to Colorado to elope with another man, Maggie is forced to face the devastatingly handsome Caleb and explain.  Now she'll hav…

On Sale! "Gallagher's Pride" by MK McClintock

Gallagher's Pride at!
She was a on a quest of discovery.
He was on a quest for revenge.
Together they would discover a second chance.

Brenna Cameron travels from Scotland after losing someone she loves in search of family she didn't know existed. Alone now in the world, Brenna makes an arduous journey, following the trail of discovery to Briarwood, Montana. Here she meets Ethan Gallagher, and the rest of the Gallagher clan. Only with their help is she able to discover lost family, heal old wounds, and embark on a treacherous confrontation with a man who destroyed her family.

As head of the Gallagher clan, Ethan has more than enough to occupy his thoughts and time he didn't need the complication of Brenna Cameron and he certainly didn't need the trouble that came with her. Ethan takes on the unwanted duty of self-appointed protector to the headstrong Scot, only to discover there is such a thing as second chances and more to life than revenge.


Winner's from The 2013 Western Roundup Giveaway Hop!

The giveaway is now closed, folks. Thank y'all so much for participating! I hope you got the chance to visit all the blogs on the hop and that you win some really great reads :)
Now....let's get to the winner's for my stop.
Drumroll please.........
Winner of When the Heart Falls by Kimberly Lewis Lisa F.
Winner of Zane (The McKades of Texas, Book 1) by Kimberly Lewis Daniel Morrell
Winner of Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy Filia Oktarina
The winners will be contacted via the email provided and prizes will be delivered this week. Congratulations!

A "McKade" Update...sort of :)

I've had quite a few people ask about the next McKade book and when it's going to be released, so I figured I'd put a little post together to give y'all an update on what's going on. 

First let me tell you why the book isn't out yet (because I know that a year between series books is crazy long). Around the time I released Zane I already had 25k words (out of 70k +) completed in Norah's story with the intention of having it released Dec 2012/Jan 2013 time. However something happened with the story that called for a MAJOR rewrite. I'm talking scrap the whole darn thing and start all over kind of rewrite....which sucked. I am currently working on the new version and my plan is to have Norah's story out later this year.

I really, REALLY appreciate y'all asking about the book and letting me know how excited you are to read it. Reaching out to me like that really makes my day! I promise I'll keep y'all updated and if by any chance I can get the…

Western Roundup Giveaway Hop: Who Wants Some Cowboys?

Second Annual Western Roundup Giveaway Hop Hosted by MK McClintock July 19th - 31st

Hey y'all! The second annual Western Roundup Giveaway Hop is here! Wa-hoo! I just love this hop and I hope you will too. Each blog on the hop will be giving away a different book, so make sure you visit each one and see what kind of cowboy goodness you can walk away with:) 

First, let me thank you for taking time to stop by my blog:) This year I'll be giving you a small selection to choose from: my very first novel, When the Heart Falls, my second novel (and first in my The McKades of Texas series), Zane, and last but not least one of my all time favorite cowboy romances by one of my favorite authors, Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy. 

All you have to do is fill out the entry form below with your name, email, and ebook selection. There will be three different winners and they will be randomly chosen on August 1st and notified via the email address provided. Thanks again for stopping by my bl…