Archive for January, 2016

COWBOY JUSTICE 12-pack only .99 cents! 12 NYT and USA Today authors! Blind Sided by Lindsay McKenna!

January 14, 2016
Cowboy Justice, a 12-pack of NYT and USA Today authors penning fabulous novellas about lawmen.  Available April, 2016!

Cowboy Justice, a 12-pack of NYT and USA Today authors penning fabulous novellas about lawmen. Available April, 2016!

READERS!

EEEHHHAAAA !! The Cowboy Justice 12-Pack releases on 4/5/16 and is now up for pre-order on ALL OUTLETS for only .99 during pre-order. The set includes TWELVE COWBOY LAWMEN who are so hot it should be criminal by myself and eleven of my fabulous friends: Becky McGraw, Elle James, Donna Michaels, Lexi Post, Cynthia D’Alba, Susan Stoker, Delilah Devlin, Sable Hunter, Sabrina York, Randi Alexander, and Beth Williamson!

I’m delighted to be with these eleven cowgirls who are some of the BEST Western Romance storytellers in the business! My addition is a Delos Series novella I created just for this 12-pack! BLIND SIDED is about a Texas deputy sheriff, Cade Patterson, who has loved Kara Knight from afar. Kara runs the Delos Home School in Clayton, Texas. Born from a rich family, she has been controlled by her father until she was eighteen. Now, at twenty-six, when Cade walks back into her life, everything changes. Her father called him trash from the wrong side of the tracks. But her heart knows different. The past collides with the present. Can their unrequited love blossom? Or is shadowy family secrets going to destroy any hope of a future that Kara desperately wants with this heroic Texas deputy?

Pre-order your copy today! Only .99 cents!!!!

FB size BLIND SIDED by Lindsay McKenna

Amazon US – http://amzn.to/1Psr3L1

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cowboy-Justice-12-Pack-Susan-Stoker-ebook/dp/B01AKR377U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452729959&sr=8-1&keywords=Cowboy+Justice+12-Pack

iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cowboy-justice-12-pack/id1058222689?mt=11

B & N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cowboy-justice-12-pack-elle-james/1123243274?ean=2940152836554&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-je6NUbpObpQ-_-10%3A1

Kobo – https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/cowboy-justice-12-pack?utm_source=linkshare_us&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=linkshare_us&siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-.RnqwBbxNjyH7IDCwOxI5A

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NIGHT HAWK by LIndsay McKenna: The Making of a Cover!

January 8, 2016

KING OF A ROMANCE COVER: NIGHT HAWK by Lindsay McKenna, HQN, Book 10 Wyoming Series

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Night Hawk cover

Harlequin was very nice in sending this to me. Readers are ALWAYS fascinated by what goes into the making of a cover.
NIGHT HAWK is set in the Jackson Hole, WY area.

What I love in this one is that the Moulton Barn, in the background, is in the valley with the Tetons in the background. Whoever made this cover in the Art Department went out of their way to get the area “right’, which is always great (but doesn’t happen often.)

Every time I go up to the Grand Tetons (20 north of Jackson Hole, WY) and Yellowstone National Park (which is 50 miles norht of JH), I always stop and take photos of Moulton Barn. And here’s one of my recent photos of it. You can see they are the same barn….where reality meets fiction!
From a photographer’s viewpoint? Moulton Barn is an ICON and a “Bucket List” place for serious amateur and professional photographers. What’s nice is that it is 1.5 days away from where Ilive. I’ll be gong up to Caspar, WY for Kallypso Masters Kallycon featuring cowboy authors in late August, 2016.

http://kallypsomasters.com/kallypsocon/kallypsocon-2016/

And then? Why we’ll drive from Caspar afterward over to Jackson Hole and spend seven heavenly days shooting wildlife during rutting season in the Tetons National Park, and of course. I will make my annual visit to Moulton Barn and photographic again

If you’re coming to Kalycon/Caspar (and I hope you do!) maybe some of you will join me on our photographic hunt for Moose, Grizzly, Antelope, Elk, Deer, and other fabulous wild creatures that we love to photograph so much!

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DSC_0026 1 moulton barn far shot tetons grand tetons national park en az Another shot of Moulton Barn from another angle

DSC_0030 1 moulton barn from cottonwoods tetons grand tetons national park en az Moulton Barn. No matter which way to photograph it, the light and time of day always make it an interesting subject. It is an ICONIC place for all photographers to come and shoot it and they come from around the world!

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LINDSAY MCKENNA 2016 PUBLISHING SCHEDULE!

January 5, 2016

Hi Readers
Well, I’ve got NINE books or novellas coming out in 2016 and you can’t possibly remember them all 😉
to make it easier on you, here’s the full schedule. I hope you find this helpful 😉 And MOST of the covers are done for them, so enjoy them too ;-))

LINDSAY McKENNA PUBLISHING SCHEDULE 2016!

WIP: Works in Progress (no scheduled release dates yet)

January

January 2, 2016
BROKEN DREAMS, (Alexa Culver and Gage Hunter story) Delos Series, Book 4
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AMAZON
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0164EUUBE?keywords=Broken%20Dreams%20by%20Lindsay%20McKenna&qid=1451739526&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

KOBO.COM
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/broken-dreams-22

iBOOKS/APPLE
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/broken-dreams/id1041987127?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

BN.com:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/broken-dreams-lindsay-mckenna/1123193675?ean=2940157706487

February

February 15, 2016
Harlequin: Ranchers and Cowboys Collection: The Rancher by Diana Palmer\The Last Cowboy by Lindsay McKenna\A Cowboy’s Redemption by Marin Thompson, Kindle Edition put out by Harlequin. Ebook only.
Cowboy Collection Harlequin
AMAZON:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0181WZ4XG?keywords=Ranchers%20and%20Cowboys%20Collection&qid=1451850747&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

KOBO.COM
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/ranchers-and-cowboys-collection

BN.COM and iTunes/iBooks to come

 February 19, 2016:
SAVED BY A SEAL, BN1, 1st in Series books with Lindsay McKenna, Chris Keniston and Susan Stoker, Chris Keniston

March

March 1, 2016:
Harlequin: Cowboy Sampler with Lindsay McKenna (Out Rider) and other authors.

April

April, 5, 2016,
Cowboy Justice, BN2, 12-pack, “BLIND SIDED” by Lindsay McKenna, Delos Series , plus 11 other NYT and USA Today authors.

iBooks/iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cowboy-justice-12-pack/id1058222689?mt=11

Cowboy Justice, a 12-pack of NYT and USA Today authors penning fabulous novellas about lawmen.  Available April, 2016!

Cowboy Justice, a 12-pack of NYT and USA Today authors penning fabulous novellas about lawmen. Available April, 2016!

April 26, 2016

OUT RIDER, HQN/Harlequin, Wyoming Series, Book 11
Out Rider by Lindsay McKenna

May
 

June
 

July

July 25, 2016
SECRET DREAM, Delos Series, Novella, 1B1 (follow-up on Cav-Lia from Nowhere To Hide)
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August
 

September

September 29, 2016
UNBOUND PURSUIT, Delos Series, Novella, 2B1, (follow-up on Tal and Wyatt from Tangled Pursuit)
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October
 OCTOBER, 2016
untitled, BN3, novella bundle with Lindsay McKenna, J.M. Madden and Chris Keniston. WIP

November
 November 17, 2016
KENSINGTON: Wind River Wrangler, Wind River Valley Series, Book 1
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SMALL jpeg back cover of Wind River Wrangler

December

BROKEN DREAMS by LIndsay McKenna, Delos Series, Book 4 has ARRIVED!!

January 2, 2016

Dear Readers
BROKEN DREAMS COVER small jpeg FINAL COVER DELOS 4 2014-11-25 at 8.26.35 AM copy

At last! Gage and Alexa’s book is finally here. I has been an exciting 3 1/2 months, bringing out the first four Delos Series books to you!

Nowhere to Hide, Book 1, introduced Cav, an ex-SEAL, and Lia, who works for Delos. In this book I wanted the reader to be introduced to Delos and how/why Artemis Security came into being.
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Tangled Pursuit, Book 2, you get to meet the oldest sister, USMC Captain Tal Culver and the man who finally captures her heart: SEAL Chief Wyatt Lockwood.
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Forged in Fire, Book 3, you meet Delta Force Sergeant Matt Culver, the twin to his younger sister by five minutes, Alexa. Matt doesn’t expect to fall in love at Bagram Army Base, but when he meets pediatrician Dara McKinley, who is volunteering her medical expertise in Kabul, his life changes forever. And so does hers!
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Broken Dreams, Book, 4, meet Captain Alexa Culver. Marine Corps sniper, Gage Hunter, was broken years earlier by a harsh life while growing up. Never, in his wildest dreams would he consider falling in love with US Air Force Captain Alexa Culver. But he does. And both their lives changes in ways they could never imagine.
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Alexa Culver, US Air Force combat pilot, A-10 Warthog, has had five deployments to Afghanistan over the years. Her life is devoted to keeping the men and women on the ground, safe from the enemy. A risk take by nature, she braves everything the enemy can throw at her aircraft as she swoops danger close to save lives.

WOW! It has been a labor of love on my part to put out these 100,000 word novels about 3.5 weeks apart, but well worth it because it gives you an over view of my next military family saga, Delos. You get to meet the three adult siblings who will create Artemis Security, the Delos in-house firm to protect the 1,800 charities that are flung worldwide, to help those in need.

To learn about the family tree, the history and so much more about Delos and the Culver Family, go to: http://delos.lindsaymckenna.com

Here’s an excerpt from Broken Dreams:

Image 5 US Navy SEALS to the rescue
“I have an idea. You have those speaker nodes that pick up voice and sounds on you?” Gage asked his team leader.

“Yeah. Why?”

Gage said, “I want to enter that cave and set them down along it, so if the women are being pushed out in this direction, we’ll know ahead of time. We can also hear others talking. I know Urdu. So do you. We’ll be able to hear what’s going on and be better able to prepare for when they come out.” He looked over at the hard profile of the LPO, Drummond. “What do you think?”

Rubbing his beard, Drummond cursed softly. “I was thinking the same thing. I was just trying to decide who to send in.”

“Send me,” Gage said, his voice firm, his eyes on his team leader. “This is mine to do.”

“I heard some scuttlebutt back at the base,” the SEAL said, “that you were sweet on Captain Alexa Culver. Is that true?”

Gage swallowed; he wasn’t going to deny it. “I am.”

“Okay,” Drummond muttered, “let’s get all fifteen of those speaker nodes set up if you can. We can use all the help and pre-warning we can get. And I want you wired up with a radio that has fresh batteries in there. We’ll have the ability to talk or click back and forth once you get into that cave. Give us the layout and anything else you find.”

“Got it,” Gage said. Relief shot through him. He wanted—no, needed—to do something! He had instinctively known that Unimog would turn and come their way. He also knew Alexa and those other women were in deep trouble—he just didn’t know how bad it was. His heart clenched in his chest as he freed his emotions for just a moment, allowing his love for Alexa to surface. He’d been fighting the feeling ever since he met her. No one fell in love at first sight. It was impossible. But he couldn’t ignore the feelings in his heart for Alexa, even though he knew it was far too early to say anything to her. They had to have time. And he wasn’t sure they’d ever get it.

Gage knew she would be changed by this experience in the caves, but he didn’t know how. He knew slave traders all too well, and he sensed that something terrible and deeply traumatic had already happened to her and the other women. He knew he would love Alexa no matter what had happened. He’d be there for her, damn it, one way or another. He’d help her get back on her feet because he was in for the long haul—if she’d allow it.

In a matter of minutes, the nodes were gathered and Drummond showed him how they worked.

“Don’t play hero in there,” he told Gage.

Gage hesitated. “I’m a sniper. I know how to stalk. If I see or hear something, I may detour, but I’ll be in radio contact with you if I do. Right now, you know we need eyes and ears in there.” He suddenly grinned, his teeth white against the blackness of the night. “Besides,” Gage said, his voice wry, “there’s no one better to do it than a Marine . . .”

AVAILABLE AT:

KINDLE:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0164EUUBE/ref=s9_simh_gw_g351_i7_r?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=1VD61X2AYR8PSEK6JTP5&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2079475242&pf_rd_i=desktop

KOBO.COM
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/broken-dreams-22

iBOOKS/APPLE
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/broken-dreams/id1041987127?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

BN.com: always late, shows up a couple days after the pub date (1.2.16). Be patient, please.

Createspace for the paperback.

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KALLY CON in CASPAR, WYOMING! COWBOY AUTHORS AND READERS!

January 1, 2016

ARE YOU COMING, READERS! Yahooooo….we’re gonna have a high ole time ;_)

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I’ll be coming! Would LOVE to meet my readers who can make it! Huge giveaways (I mean wowser here!) by all the attending authors.

From Kallypso Masters !!!

I know a number of the people in this group attended my second annual KallypsoCon last year, held in New Hampshire. The theme was Military Romance and it was just about perfect. This year’s theme is Western Romance, but a number of the featured authors also write military heroes, including Delilah Devlin, Sable Hunter, Cat Johnson, Lindsay McKenna, Hildie McQueen, and of course me!

This con isn’t like anything you’ve ever attended. Those who went to the Everett, WA, or Southern NH ones can tell you more! (Please share your experiences, ladies and gents!) I limit it to a very small number of authors. Quality, not quantity. I want you to get to share meals with them, play games, ask questions, having impromptu conversations, laugh, and just hang out with them as friends throughout the weekend. I also limit the number of readers to 100.

And each of my featured authors helps me to give back to readers and show our appreciation for you by sponsoring up to $1000 in perks (drink tickets for parties, premium KallypsoCon swag), helping to reduce the cost of the overall event. This year is the least expensive registration we’ve had yet–only $125 per person! And Charlotte (my awesome PA) also negotiated a fantastic deal with the hotel so you can get a room with two queen beds for only $89/night! We also booked a hospitality suite (the presidential suite!) so that we’ll have a place to hang out between events or late into the evening. (We were missing that at the 2015 event.) The authors will be more accessible throughout the weekend (not just sticking to the scheduled events as they might at the bigger cons, too).

To learn more about what we have in mind, go to my KallypsoCon web site at

http://kallypsomasters.com/kallypsocon/kallypsocon-2016/

In general, the format has stayed the same both of the first two years, but when I get into planning the evening activities more with the authors, we’ll flesh out the details. And if the number of readers exceeds the number of dinner tables we have (I like to have a different author at each table because sharing a meal with an author is so special), I’ll even add more authors. There are several great western Romance authors waiting in the wings, but we need to get our registration numbers high enough before I add anyone else. I know quite a few of the attendees at the 2014 and 2015 events plan to be there (and some have already reserved their spots). Hope you’ll be able to join us, too! You’ll make friends faster than at any other con. I promise!