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2 EXCERPTS! NEVER ENOUGH by Lindsay McKenna

March 8, 2017

Hi Readers!!

Check out Harlequin Junkie’s Blog today, 3.817!

There are TWO other excerpts (#3 and #4) that you don’t want to miss!

Sergeant Matt Culver, Delta Force, wants to get his fiancee away from war torn Afghanistan, hoping for down time in Hawaii, getting away from it all. But will life cooperate with him and Dr. Dara McKinley or not?

http://harlequinjunkie.com/spotlight-giveaway-never-enough-by-lindsay-mckenna/

LINKS:
Amazon

BN.Com
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/never-enough-lindsay-mckenna/1125267528?ean=2940156794225

Kobo.com
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/never-enough-24

iBooks/Apple
https://linkmaker.itunes.apple.com/en-us/details/1182197449?country=us&mediaType=books&term=Never+Enough+by+Lindsay+McKenna

AUDIO: https://tantor.com/author/lindsay-mckenna.html
Coming shortly….be on the look out for it!

MARCH NEWSLETTER HAS ARRIVED!!! Lots of exclusive information, Excerpt #1, and more!!
http://newsletter.lindsaymckenna.com/

COMING 3.28.17!
Wind River Cowboy, Book 3, Kensington
http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/author.aspx/31757

CONTEST — Valentine’s Day — Lindsay McKenna!

February 11, 2017

Hi Readers!!
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This is so much fun having (finally) my OWN contest on my OWN website!!! I hope you agree!

I love putting on holiday contests and February has one of my most favorites: Valentine’s Day. It’s special to me because I believe that LOVE is the greatest and most healing of all our human emotions. Our heart can be filled with love, compassion and kindness toward others. My readers are like that. And I write for myself and for them.

So! A major HEART-CENTERED celebration contest!! Here’s what you can win if you go sign up! The contest starts today, 2.9.17 and ends on 2.14.17. Lucky winner will be announced on the morning of 2.15.17.

GOODIES:
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A box of chocolates! From Ghirardelli!! YUM!

Wind River Rancher, Book 2 Wind River Wrangler, Book 1, Wind River Valley series/Kensington Books. Paperback, and autographed by author!

Audiobook (Recorded Books) of Wind River Wrangler, Book 1, Wind River Valley series/Kensington Books!

A Delos Series notebook with pen

And last, but NEVER least, lots of mini-Roan bookmarks!!! These are constantly being ‘borrowed’ from you by your reader friends, family and neighbors because everyone wants to have Roan for their own!! They are very rare bookmarks….so I put in lots this time so you can give to friends and still be able to keep yours ;-). They are in HIGH DEMAND! 😉

Delos Series tote bag to put all your goodies into, or use it for grocery shopping or whatever else you want….a bag has many purposes 😉

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Go here to sign up! Good luck!
http://lindsaymckenna.com/contest/

COMING IN MARCH!
NEVER ENOUGH, 3B1, DELOS SERIES, sequel to Forged in Fire, release: 3.1.17
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LINKS:
Amazon

BN.Com
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/never-enough-lindsay-mckenna/1125267528?ean=2940156794225

Kobo.com
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/never-enough-24

iBooks/Apple
https://linkmaker.itunes.apple.com/en-us/details/1182197449?country=us&mediaType=books&term=Never+Enough+by+Lindsay+McKenna

WIND RIVER COWBOY, Book 3, Wind River Valley Series, Kensington Books/Zebra, release: 3.26.17
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LINKS:
Amazon
ebook

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kobo.com
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/wind-river-cowboy

bn.com
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wind-river-cowboy-lindsay-mckenna/1124063903?ean=9781420141788

iBooks/Apple
https://linkmaker.itunes.apple.com/en-us/details/1130817588?country=us&mediaType=books&term=Wind+River+Cowboy

NEWSLETTER by Lindsay McKenna AVAILABLE TO ALL!

February 3, 2017

Hi Readers!!!
Another dream of mine was to stop sending my monthly newsletter to people and get it on my website. That way, it was one less email in people’s box and they still had a way, if interested in my books, exclusive excerpts, contest and the latest news, could pop over to the above URL and read at their own leisure!

Here’s a “peek” at what you’ll see!
And you’ll see ALL my other newsletters in the archives as well. Spend a bit of time and noodle around 😉

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For example, I just sent out the February 1, 2017 newsletter. But now? You can see it here 😉

And…there are THREE (yes 3) exclusive excerpts from three of my combing Delos and Wind River Valley series!

February 2017
A Note from Lindsay
Upcoming Releases
Audiobook News
Podcasts
Whatever Happened To?
Exclusive Excerpt – Wind River Cowboy
Exclusive Excerpt – Snowflake’s Gift
Exclusive Excerpt – Never Enough
Contests
Reviewing a LM Book
NCO Club

http://newsletter.lindsaymckenna.com

CONTESTS!
http://lindsaymckenna.com/contest/
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WIND RIVER RANCHER by Lindsay McKenna EXCERPT #2

December 22, 2016

Hi Readers!
Happy Holidays!!! Here’s a little gift from me to you 😉

We’re getting close to the release date on Wind River Rancher! I wanted to give you a peek at his story!

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SHATTERED BUT STILL FIGHTING TO BE WHOLE ONCE MORE…

Wind River Rancher, Book 2, Wind River Valley series, is an emotional story that will suck every reader in. I’m known for gritty, visceral and emotional writing, and this book is no exception. It just happened to catch the eye of Publisher’s Weekly and it received a ‘starred’ review (like winning an Oscar) on 12.3.16.

This series I’m writing is about military vets returning home from combat from all over the world, mostly focused on the Middle East. Having been in the US Navy during the Vietnam War era (I served stateside as a weather forecaster at USNAS Moffett Field (now known as Silicon Valley) near San Francisco, California.

Book 2, Wind River Rancher, the hero is an ex-Marine Corps captain who commanded a company of Marines over in Afghanistan for years. The deployments, the combat, eventually took a toll on him, too. Reese Lockhart was a twenty-year man, his only dream was to become a Marine officer and protect his people, guide them and support them. Only the Afghanistan war gradually wore him down and sucked the life out of him, as it did so many others. He was given an honorable medical discharge, against his wishes. His whole life-dream has been shattered. He’s fractured internally by the PTSD, and you will meet him two years later as his story unfolds. He’s degraded to being like so many other vets we see on the streets of every city in the USA: shamed, hopeless, depressed and he cannot hold a job. In this book, I took “the gloves off,” as we say, and delved into the hero’s state of mind, his distorted emotions, his thinking he was a failure in every possible way.

EXCERPT #2 from Wind River Rancher by Lindsay McKenna
Set up: Reese Lockhart, Marine Corps captain, now broken with PTSD and a civilian looking for work, has just been given a kind gift from Kassie’s Cafe. The owner of the Hay and Feed Store, Charlie Becker, called them up and told them that he had a military vet who was hungry. She quickly made up a meal and had it sent over to him. He’s waiting in Charlie’s store for the owner of the Bar C who needs to hire a vet wrangler. The owner, Shaylene Crawford, was a vet herself and has made it her mission to give PTSD vets a chance to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. He’s waiting to meet her:

“As Reese bit into the burger, he closed his eyes, made a low
sound of pleasure in the back of his throat, slumping against
the metal chair, in Nirvana. Reese knew if he gulped it down,
he’d more than likely throw it up, so he tamped down on the
animal desire to gulp. He chewed it slowly, savoring every
last bite of the lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cheddar cheese,
and bacon on it. It took him thirty minutes to clean up
everything. The apple pie was melt-in-your mouth, reminding
him of his mother’s own home-cooked pies.

An old ache centered in his heart. His parents wanted
him home, but God, that had been a disaster. Reese wasn’t
going to make them pay for his PTSD, and they didn’t understand
why he had to leave. He wasn’t the best at talking
about his shame over the symptoms that he couldn’t control.
His father had been in the military, retired, and was
now a hardworking mechanic. He had saved all his life for
retirement, and Reese wasn’t about to take his money that
he’d offered to him. He had to stand on his own two feet,
pull himself up by his bootstraps, and not accept handouts.

As he rose and placed the chair against the wall, he saw
the door open. A young woman with light brown hair,
slightly curly around her oval face, walked in. All his acute
senses focused on her. She was wearing a black baseball
cap, a blue chambray shirt like the one he wore, a heavy
Levi’s jacket, and a pair of loose-fitting jeans that indicated
she had a lush figure hidden beneath them.

His heart jolted as their eyes met briefly. She had sky-blue eyes, just
this side of turquoise, wide set and intelligent. She was
attractive, wore no makeup, but her high cheekbones were
flushed, as if she’d been running or working out hard.
His stomach clenched, and suddenly, Reese worried that
if she was the owner of the Bar C, he might not get the job.
That she’d be afraid of him like so many other women were,
once they saw him. In the Corps, wearing his uniform or
utilities, women had always given him a pleasing look,
scoping him out, their gazes telling him they’d like to know
him a lot better. He almost laughed as he struggled to get
his anxiety corralled. Since he’d fallen from grace, his
scruffy, bearded, homeless look scared the hell out of females.

Reese knew he wasn’t a bad-looking man, but
somehow, no woman could see the real him in his present
state of dishevelment. He would never hurt a woman or
child. But the look in their eyes spoke of exactly that: fear
that he was capable of violence against them. It was a bitter
pill to swallow to be judged by what he wore on the outside
instead of who he really was inside.

“Hey,” Charlie called, twisting his head in Reese’s direction,
“Miss Shay is here. Come on up and meet her.”

STARRED REVIEW from Publisher’s Weekly:

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LINKS:
Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Wind-River-Rancher-Lindsay-McKenna/dp/1420141767/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478800984&sr=8-1&keywords=Wind+River+Rancher
Kobo.com
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/wind-river-rancher
BN.com
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wind-river-rancher-lindsay-mckenna/1123624029?ean=9781420141764
Apple/iBooks
https://linkmaker.itunes.apple.com/en-us/details/1099652774?country=us&mediaType=books&term=Wind+River+Rancher+by+Lindsay+McKenna
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WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME:
Website: http://lindsaymckenna.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLindsayMcKenna/
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Goodreads:
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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!

FREE CHAPTER 1 for iBooks readers!  Run over and get your excerpt!  http://apple.co/2dofAjY

FREE CHAPTER 1 for iBooks readers! Run over and get your excerpt!
http://apple.co/2dofAjY

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.

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!


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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

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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….

Pre-Order and received gifts!

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
https://linkmaker.itunes.apple.com/en-us/details/1088651303?q=Wind%20River%20Wrangler%20by%20Lindsay%20McKenna&country=us&media=books&genre=all

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.

JOIN ME FOR A KENSINGTON FACE BOOK PARTY!!
10.19.16
Kensington FACEBOOK PARTY

Wind River Valley Facebook Party

PRE-ORDER Wrangler here and receive EXCLUSIVE content the day before it is published:
http://sites.kensingtonbooks.com/WindRiverValley/

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iBOOK/APPLE READERS! You get a FREE chapter download instantly here:
Apple/iBook bonus content available

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/wind-river-wrangler-ibooks/id1088651303?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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

AUDIO: http://www.simplyaudiobooks.com and available on 10.25.16

CONNECT WITH ME!
http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/author.aspx/31757
and
http://www.lindsaymckenna.com

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

Wind River Valley Facebook Party

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