Archive for October, 2016

EXCERPT! Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna. CHOOSING YOUR BATTLES….

October 25, 2016

Hi READERS!
RELEASE DAY!!! Today, Wrangler is available to one and all in paperback, ebook and audio! I hope you enjoy the last excerpt from the book!

EXCLUSIVE GIFTS if you pre-order and they'll show up in your email box a day before the release date!

EXCLUSIVE GIFTS if you pre-order and they’ll show up in your email box a day before the release date!


INTERVIEW:
Lindsay McKenna: If you’ve ever been stalked (and I have), it’s a terrible, 24 hour a day feeling of being hunted by an invisible hunter who wants to hurt you. I used that experience in this book and Shiloh’s reactions to her stalker, are from my own life laid over hers.

SCENE SET UP:
Shiloh Gallagher, an Easterner, a ‘tenderfoot,’ has been at the Wind River Ranch in Wyoming for almost 2 weeks. Roan Taggart, wrangler and her ‘babysitter,’ is riding with her. He and his men are taking a large herd of buffalo and herding them into a new area to graze. Shiloh has second thoughts about riding into the pasture at all…

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Here is an exclusive excerpt:
“Shiloh was looking at all the brown humped buffalo cows and their frolicking calves. It looked bucholic. But the animals were huge! She saw about half a mile away on the opposite side of the pasture, two wranglers opening up the large gate to allow the mothers and calves to come through to the lush, green area. She saw Roan pick up his radio and talk to the other wranglers. Seesawing between staying outside the gate and following Roan in, she saw him finish off his chat with the wranglers.

Stuffing the radio into his saddlebags, Roan looked up at Shiloh. “Well?”

“I’m waffling.”

He grinned. “Yes, you are.”

Making a face, Shiloh admitted, “I don’t want you to think I’m a weenie.”

Chuckling, Roan lifted his hat and moved his gloved fingers through his hair. “I would never think that of you, Shiloh.” He came over and rested his hand against the rear of her saddle, looking up into her indecisive features.

“I’ll respect you no matter what you decide. Okay?”

Grimacing, she muttered, “I’m going in with you.” Looking around, anger tinging her voice, she added, “I’m tired of feeling scared all the time, Roan. If I was back in New York City, I’d be sitting imprisoned in my apartment, feeling like a convict behind bars because somewhere out there, a man wants to hurt me and I don’t know who it is.”

His heart wrenched. Roan eased his hand down her arm and caught her gloved fingers. “You don’t have to prove anything to me. All right?”

She tucked her lower lip between her teeth, squeezing his hand in return. “I’m just tired of being scared, Roan.”

“I know, Darlin’. But if you decide to come in, do it for yourself. Okay?”

Roan was right, she realized. “Yes,” she muttered, releasing his hand even though she didn’t want too. Just the intimacy Roan had automatically established with her, calmed her, helped her sort out what was really going on. “They’re just big, is all.

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LINKS

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Wind-River-Wrangler-Lindsay-McKenna-ebook/dp/B01BAYVCPQ/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_sims?ie=UTF8

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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wind-river-wrangler-lindsay-mckenna/1123344401?ean=9781420141740

Kobo.com
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/wind-river-wrangler

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EXCERPT 3! Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna. RESISTING SHILOH….OR CAN HE?

October 24, 2016

Hi READERS!

This is so much fun sharing slivers and slices of Wind River Wrangler with you just before it’s release date of 10.25.16. Here’s the next one! Enjoy 😉

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Interview:
Lindsay McKenna: Every writer I know, including myself, has had Writer’s Block at one time or another. And Shiloh, being a New York Times romance writer, has it when she goes to visit Maud and Steve Whitcomb at their ranch in Wind River Valley. Roan Taggart, the wrangler and ex-black ops soldier, has been dissolving some of her fear of being found once more by her stalker. Let’s drop in on an exclusive excerpt with them as they eat their meal at the employee house:

SCENE SET UP:
Maud and Steve Whitcomb, owners of the ranch, had been friends with Shiloh Gallagher’s family for decades. They have invited Shiloh to stay as long as she wants with them. Roan Taggart has just gotten writer Shiloh Gallagher assigned to the employee house. It has been two weeks since Shiloh moved in and shares the employee house with him. The wrangler’s other job is to more or less ‘babysit’ Shiloh. Reluctant about the assignment at first, as time goes on, Roan finds out more about her…

EXCERPT 3 RESISTING SHILOH….OR CAN HE?

“Later, as they sat at one another’s elbows, eating dinner at the employee house where they lived, Roan detected a subtle sense of happiness around Shiloh. Again, nothing obvious, but his operator’s senses told him that. “You said you were writing a chapter? On your latest book? The one that’s due to your editor’s desk?”

“Yes.” She shrugged. “I woke up this morning WANTING to write for the first time since coming here.” She met his gray gaze, seeing interest in them. Roan, she was discovering, missed nothing. He listened to her without ever interrupting her flow of thought. “First time.”

“Is this a good thing?” he wondered, adding more spoonfuls of whipped potatoes onto his plate.

“Sure is,” she sighed, giving him a look of relief. “I’ve had writer’s block for the last six months. I just haven’t felt the driving passion to write.” She added some green beans onto her plate. “Ever since the stalker came into my life, my writing has turned off.”

“Kind of expected?”

“I suppose,” Shiloh muttered. “It’s hurt me in so many ways, seen and unseen.”

“It’s what we in the military call psy ops or psychological warfare.”

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on 10.25.16

EXCERPT! Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna. THREE A.M. and JARRED OUT OF BED….

October 23, 2016

Hi READERS!

This is so much fun sharing slivers and slices of Wind River Wrangler with you just before it’s release date of 10.25.16. Here’s the next one! Enjoy 😉

Lindsay McKenna: Roan Taggart is a man of few words, but a lot of action. He’s learned to stuff his emotions down deep inside of him in order to be a black ops soldier. The last thing on his mind is a relationship with a woman….maybe….here’s an exclusive excerpt for you:

EXCLUSIVE GIFTS if you pre-order and they'll show up in your email box a day before the release date!

EXCLUSIVE GIFTS if you pre-order and they’ll show up in your email box a day before the release date!

SCENE SET UP:
Roan Taggart has just gotten Shiloh Gallagher, the author, into the employee house. She’s been assigned a bedroom by Maud Whitcomb. It has been nearly a week since Shiloh moved in and shares the house with him.

EXCERPT: THREE A.M.– …AND JARRED OUT OF SLEEP….
“Roan snapped awake. It took a millisecond for him to key his hearing. Moonlight filtered weakly through the semi-opaque curtains pulled across both windows. His six senses were online and he quietly moved out of bed. He wore only a pair of dark blue cotton pajama bottoms, his upper body naked. Twisting the door knob, the door quietly opened. Slipping like a shadow into the darkened hall, he sensed someone moving around out in the kitchen. Shiloh? He glanced at the watch on his wrist. Three a.m.

Halting in the living room, he saw Shiloh in the kitchen, putting a copper tea kettle on the stove. Her hair was unruly and she was wearing pale pink silky pajama bottoms and a pink cotton tee that outlined her breasts to perfection.

Hell.

She looked sleepy, hair tangled and wasn’t exactly graceful with her movements. The sense that she could not really take care of herself came across strongly to Roan. It wasn’t that Shiloh was weak or stupid. And maybe because of his black ops training, he was at the other end of the spectrum; too alert and having that situational awareness that could help save his life. She was obviously sleepy, rubbing her eyes, yawning.

There wasn’t anything to dislike about her and Roan’s mouth flexed downward and thinned. Shiloh wasn’t helpless, just not aware of her surroundings. Maybe he could help her open up her awareness a little more since she was being stalked. It could save her life some day.”
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Kensington books: BEHIND THE SCENES FLASH GIVEAWAY!

October 21, 2016

Hi READERS!

WOW! Whatta a run up to Wind River Wrangler being released! Kensington is upping the ante (and giveaways)!!
Kensington has a terrific GIVEAWAY! They are going to give an early ARC to a lucky reader who signs up! Imagine, you’ll be getting the FIRST BOOK to read (and I hope, review it) before Wind River Rancher comes out in late December, 2016!!! Talk about an early Christmas gift for you! 😉

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Check out the Kchat video first!
http://kensingtonbooks.tumblr.com/bibliophilegrabbag
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Here’s the info and where to go to get it!
#KCHATS BEHIND THE SCENES FLASH GIVEAWAY!
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One winner will receive:
• GAINING VISIBILITY by Pamela Hearon
• ROOT, PETAL, THORN by Ella Joy Olsen
• WIND RIVER RANCHER (Early ARC!) by Lindsay McKenna
• SOME KIND OF MAGIC (Early ARC!) by Mary Ann Marlowe
• KILL WITHOUT SHAME (Early ARC!) by Alexandra Ivy
AN EXTRAORDINARY UNION ( EARLY SIGNED ARC!) by Alyssa Cole

And then….
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GOOD LUCK!!!!!

EXCERPT from Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna on her SECONDARY CHARACTERS

October 21, 2016

Hi Readers!
I’m going to put out a series of blogs between now and 10.25.16, when Wind River Wrangler is released! I thought you might like to know some inside, secret information from author to reader, about this book, and about the characters. Today, I’m going to speak about my secondary characters I created for the book. I hope you enjoy this EXCERPT from a scene with Maud Whitcomb, a very important secondary character in my book!

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FREE CHAPTER 1 for iBooks readers! Run over and get your excerpt!
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INTERVIEW WITH LINDSAY MCKENNA ON CREATING WIND RIVER WRANGLER!

Lindsay McKenna: I love my secondary characters and I try to make them as interesting and with as much depth and breadth as my hero and heroine. Meet Maud Whitcomb, the owner of the Wind River Ranch in the valley! She’s a fifty-year old, take-no-prisoners, strong ranching woman with a heart of gold. Let’s drop in on an exclusive excerpt with her and Shiloh Gallagher, the heroine!

SET-UP FOR SCENE: Shiloh Gallagher has just been picked up at the Jackson Hole Airport by Roan Taggart, wrangler for Maud and Steve Whitcomb. Maud is a long time friend of Shiloh’s family and has invited her to come and stay as long as she wants. Shiloh has been stalked by an unknown man and it has rattled her after six months of being hunted. Her writing is her livelihood and since the stalking has ramped up, she’s gotten writer’s block. Maud invites her to come West to stay at their Wind River Ranch. And now, we’re dropping in on a conversation between Maud and Shiloh at the ranch….

EXCERPT:

“Maud smiled. “Did Roan find you at the airport in time?”

“He sure did. About scared the crap out of me.”

“Oh?”


“He came up behind me and called my name. I about jumped out of my skin.”


 Maud smiled. “Did he tell you he was in black ops? US Army? A Special Forces weapons sergeant?”


Rolling her eyes, Shiloh said, “No, but it sure explains to me why he came up behind me so silent. I never heard or felt him coming. He’s pretty closed mouth.” And then she laughed a little. “Well, if he was black ops, why wouldn’t he be that way? Right?” She grinned over at Maud, who chuckled.

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FLASH GIVE AWAY BY KENSINGTON BOOKS for a copy of WIND RIVER WRANGLER by Lindsay McKenna!

October 19, 2016

Hi Readers!
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Here’s the FLASH GIVEAWAY video and instructions on how to sign up to win a copy of Book 1 of my Wind River Valley series! Good luck!

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FLASH GIVEAWAY. Check it out! Good luck!


What fun I’ve had today, “taking over” Kensington Books’ Facebook page! If you love cowboys, romance and suspense? Check out Wind River Wrangler!

And the link to the giveaway landing page: http://bit.ly/2eSxLTO

Hope you win!!!
Stay in touch with my Wind River Valley Series at:
http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/author.aspx/31757

FACEBOOK PARTY for Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna 10.19.16! Come on down, pardoners!!

October 18, 2016

Hi all you cowboy loving readers!

Here’s a fun day for 10.19.16 – Wednesday, for you! Kensington Books is going to take over their FB page and give it to Wind River Wrangler!

Wind River Valley Facebook Party

Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna is Book 1 of her new series:  Wind River Valley!  Pub. date: 10.25.16.  Pre-order now!

Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna is Book 1 of her new series: Wind River Valley! Pub. date: 10.25.16. Pre-order now!

PRIZES! Yes! I am going to choose FIVE party going readers on that day, to receive a VERY special bookmark! We call it the “Mini-Roan Bookmark” because it embodies the hero, Roan Taggart! This is an EXCLUSIVE CONTEST for those who drop by! To enter? All you have to do is show up, place a comment on any post regarding Wind River Wrangler or Lindsay McKenna or her photos. Winners will be announced 10.20.16 on Kensington’s FB page and then I’ll send each of you that very much-in-demand bookmark. Then, you’ll have your very own mini-Roan to put where ever you want to share your day with him! Facebook has nothing to do with this contest.
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And …

Lots of surprises! Exclusive content from Wind River Wrangler ONLY to those who come on over and join our party to celebrate the release of my book! You won’t be sorry.

I have provided some photos, never seen in public before, of myself and about my background and why I love writing cowboy romances for you!

And…..

it’s not too late to PRE-ORDER Wrangler!! Why would you want to do that? OHHHHH, lots of GOOD REASONS!!! Read on….

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Pre-Order and received gifts!

If you do? You will find EXCLUSIVE content that only pre-order readers will receive about my book and the characters! They will show up in your email box a day before the book is released on 10.25.16!!
http://sites.kensingtonbooks.com/WindRiverValley/

And….there more!!!!!

If that’s not enough for you above? Readers who are Apple/iBooks users? There’s a FREE, added bonus content CHAPTER available to you RIGHT NOW!!!! Run over and get that chapter! You won’t be sorry! It’s going to give you an insight into Roan Taggart, the hero, that no one else will receive!!! Claim jump this EXCLUSIVE OFFER right now!
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LINKS:
Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Wind-River-Wrangler-Lindsay-McKenna-ebook/dp/B01BAYVCPQ/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_sims?ie=UTF8

BN.com
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wind-river-wrangler-lindsay-mckenna/1123344401?ean=9781420141740

Kobo.com
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/wind-river-wrangler

Apple/iBooks
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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF LINDSAY MCKENNA…A PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF AN AUTHOR’S LIFE…

October 13, 2016

Hey Readers!
Here’s a funny I want to share with all of you. I term it: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WRITER. You don’t get peeks behind the curtain often on us, but this one is worth sharing ;-).

My husband, David, is a voracious readers. I called him in from his office to come and look at the memes you folks had created. He about had a heart attack, haha….here’s how it went:

“Dave, come and see the promo ads that Kensington just sent me.”

Grumble, grumble…..”I’m busy….”

“Well UNbusy yourself and get in here. I want to see what you think of the memes.”

He comes shuffling into my office, scowling and leans over my shoulder.

I click on the Johnstone/McKenna ad.

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“Oh, my GOD!” he spouted, his eyes bulging. “Are you serious?”

“About what?” I demanded, not understanding his out-of-character reaction. He’s staring at the screen, at that ad.

“I don’t believe it!” He jabs his finger at the screen. “Do you KNOW who this man is? William Johnstone?”

“He writes westerns and is a New York Times Best Selling author for Kensington,” I replied, not understanding his wild man reaction.

“No, no, you don’t understand,” and he straightens up, his hands flying all over the place.

“WHAT don’t I understand, Dave? God, it’s an ad. If you don’t like it, say so, okay?”

He stares at me like I’m an alien who has just landed from Mars. “You don’t know who he is? He’s only the most famous western writer in the world! I’ve read dozens of his books. They’re the best of all the western writers I read.”

I give him a bored look. “You never tell me what author or what story you’re reading. How can I know?” (He’s a scorpio….they keep EVERYTHING to themselves…).

He looked at the ad, utter amazement in his expression. “That—that’s REALLY something that Kensington has put YOUR BOOK next to a book by William Johnstone! They must really think a lot of you.”

“So? You like the ad?”

“Like it? I-I’m stunned. I mean, Johnstone is the best of all the western writers in THE WORLD!!! He writes about more than just cowboys, too. He writes about mountain men, different aspects of the West…” and his voice trails off in admiration for the author.

(Thought you Girls would like to see this little diatribe ;-))

And then, on to meme #2 with the description of Roan…Dave looks at that and says, “That’s great writing they did on that meme.”

I gave him a one-eyebrow raised look. “That’s MY writing from the book, Dave. MINE. Not theirs.” (Note: he doesn’t read my books so there you go….couldn’t tell my writing from anyone else’s).

“Oh!” and then he flushes and gets embarrassed. “Oh…well, the writing is really, really good.”

“Bet you thought William Johnstone wrote it, huh?” I couldn’t resist a jab.

He kind of gave me a silly-assed grin and mumbled, “Well, for a moment, I really did think it might have William Johnstone who had wrote that ad for your book.”

And so it goes…a woman author gets NO credit for her writing, haha. I patted Dave’s arm and said, “Okay, go away now.”

“I do like the memes.”

“Good, glad you do. See you at dinner….”

He shuffles off toward his office, hands in pocket, shaking his head (and I’m sure it’s still over the surprise of his beloved William Johnstone being on the same ad with one of my books). I’m still laughing about it, but I closed the door first so he couldn’t hear me giggling.

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10.19.16
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LINKS:
Amazon
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BN.com
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Kobo.com
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AUDIO: http://www.simplyaudiobooks.com and available on 10.25.16

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WIND RIVER WRANGLER by Lindsay McKenna — Exclusive gifts if you pre-order!

October 12, 2016

Hi Readers!

I’m soooooo excited about my first book on the Wind River Series with Kensington Books/Zebra!

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Their super media team came up with some exclusive gifts that would be dropped into the email box a day before Wrangler comes out! We worked together on these gifts for you and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

If you love cowboys, romance, suspense, then give Wrangler a try.

To receive these gifts, all you have to do is pre-order before 10.25.16:

http://sites.kensingtonbooks.com/WindRiverValley/

Pre-Order and received gifts!

Pre-Order and received gifts!

and there’s more!

Kensington FACEBOOK PARTY for WIND RIVER WRANGLER is on 10.19.16

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You will get more exclusive content, photos and more!
Hope to see you there!
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FREE CHAPTER from Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna!!!

October 9, 2016

Hi all you lovely readers!

Those of you who have an iPad and get your ebooks from iBooks? Apple is giving away FREE, the first chapter of my new series, Wind River Valley!

Read it in iBooks Editions http://apple.co/2dofAjY

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Wind River Wrangler comes out 10.25.16, but this is an opportunity for your Apple readers to get a flying start on it!

I hope you enjoy it 😉
Warmly, Lindsay McKenna