Introducing ‘Montana Sky’ Kindle World Series – Part Five

‘Montana Sky’ Kindle World Series

Fourteen awesome authors launched the new ‘Montana Sky’ Kindle World Series, based on Debra Holland’s ‘Montana Sky’ series.  These books are primarily set in the mining town of Morgan’s Crossing, although some of the characters pass through Sweetwater Springs on their way to the mining town. The Pioneer Hearts blog is exploring three more of the Kindle World stories below.


‘Isaac’ by Paty Jager ~ 

Historical western filled with steamy romance and the rawness of a growing country.

Alamayda Wagner’s life has left her cynical, but also vigilant, and that’s what propels her to Morgan’s Crossing, Montana in order to uncover the secrets her father took to his grave. She quickly discovers her only hope includes trusting Isaac Corum. That soon proves to be expensive, and not just financially.

The last thing Isaac Corum needs or wants is a snooty woman telling him he didn’t do enough to save her father, which is what her letter implied. He’d helped the man more than most people would have, and swears he won’t go out of his way like that again. He’ll meet her at the Sweetwater Springs train station, deliver her father’s belongings, and send her back the way she came.

But, dang it all, the woman doesn’t do a single blasted thing she’s told, and Isaac can’t just sit back and let her go traipsing off into the mountains alone…


‘Amanda’s Rancher’ by Caroline Clemmons

One desperate young woman.
A chance meeting.
A life-changing outcome.

Growing up in a brothel, Mara O’Sullivan battled public disdain and contempt, but always remained kind-hearted and gracious. After testifying against vicious bank robbers, her life is threatened and Mara must find sanctuary far from everything she knows.

One train ride changes her life as she fatefully meets a half-sister and a niece she never knew existed. But when circumstances end her sister’s life, Mara makes a promise that she’ll raise her niece as her own and take her sister’s place as Preston Kincaid’s mail-order-bride. As Mara and Preston grow closer, their marriage no longer seems like a ruse, but a relationship of love, passion, and desire.

Mara’s past comes back to haunt her and she finds herself in danger—will her new husband forgive Mara’s deceit and protect her as his own?


Those are the last two of the fourteen new exciting books in the Montana Sky Kindle World.  The books can be read in any order.
Visit the Montana Sky Kindle World on Amazon or click here to see the books on the Pioneer Hearts bookstore.
Want to read the Montana Sky series by Debra Holland that started the world?
Visit Debra on the Pioneer Hearts bookstore.
While you’re there, check out author Caroline Fyffe’s, McCutcheon Family Series, a companion series to the Montana Sky novels.
 

INTRODUCING DEBRA HOLLAND’S “MONTANA SKY” KINDLE WORLD

A Note from Debra Holland ~

Amazon Kindle Worlds are fan fiction contracted stories written by guest authors in the Montana Sky Series, which includes my Mail-Order Brides of the West books. The Montana Sky series books range from stirring sweeping frontier romances to small, heartfelt stories of an individual overcoming obstacles and loss.

After I first contracted with Amazon to have a Montana Sky Kindle World, I reached out to historical or contemporary Western romance authors to see it they wanted to write stories in my “world.” Most of these authors were already friends of mine, or I knew them from the Pioneer Hearts Facebook group. In addition, I’d read and enjoyed some of their books.

I wanted my guest authors to be able to tie their own series into mine. So in these KW stories, readers will see familiar characters from my books as well as characters that may have a connection to a guest author’s series. Aside from providing some guidance about my series, I haven’t had anything to do with writing these books. They will be as new to me as they are to the readers.

The awesome fourteen launch authors have primarily set their books in the mining town of Morgan’s Crossing, although some of the characters pass through Sweetwater Springs on their way to the mining town. I’m looking forward to reading these authors’ stories! Explore the books at: https://kindleworlds.amazon.com/world/montanasky

Authors include:

  • Kirsten Osbourne
  • Louella Nelson
  • Linda Carroll-Bradd
  • Caroline Clemmons
  • Merry Farmer
  • Crystal Green
  • Cassie Hayes
  • Paty Jager
  • Sylvia McDaniel
  • Patricia Thayer
  • Carré White
  • Kit Morgan
  • E. Ayers
  • Cynthia Woolf

The books have been released on Amazon today and will be featured here throughout the week.  Select a book cover to view that title on Amazon.

How My World Shapes My Writing

~ By Paty Jager

Visit Paty at her upcoming Holiday Party on
Sunday, November 8th
4:00 – 6:00 pm PST

I’ve dabbled in different venues of writing over the course of my lifetime. First as a child writing plays for stuffed animals, then at thirteen writing stories of love and lust that my friends and I passed back and forth adding scenes, to witnessing what words can do when an English teacher read one of my assigned fiction projects to the class. As an adult, I wrote children’s stories for my kids, wrote murder mystery when I wanted to kill someone (killed that person off in two manuscripts), wrote for the local paper when it fit my lifestyle, and then to finally settling into writing historical western romance.

Each stage of my writing had to do with what was going on in and around me at the time so it only makes sense that I find myself writing about history—American History, specifically the 1800’s, has always been my favorite subject. I love museums, historical sites, and finding bits of history that were so integral to life when this country was spreading and growing.

I think having grown up in a semi-isolated part of the state that was slow to get technology, it brought out the pioneer spirit in me. Until I was twelve, my paternal grandparents lived with us. There were seven people in a three bedroom, one bath farmhouse. We had a woodshed where we chopped kindling and stored the wood for the cookstove. When we did get an electric range we still had a wood heating stove and used the wood cookstove when the power went out which was fairly often. When the power went out we used kerosene and oil lamps, the outhouse, and hauled buckets of water to the house from the ditch. Looking back, it was usually in the winter that the power went out. And on many occasions the pipes from the well to the house froze, and we had to haul water to use for cooking and cleaning.

My family had a small herd of dairy cows and used an old hand crank separator to separate the milk from the cream. We used the milk for ourselves and the hogs we raised. We made our own butter from the cream and sold the rest to the creamery. We raised 100 chickens every year, butchering all but thirty, which were laying hens. I hated the smell of the wet feathers after you dunked them in the boiling water to loosen the feathers. And disemboweling them and cutting them up—I’d always offer to fold clothes, clean the bathroom, or whatever other chore I could think of than spend hours smelling the feathers and butchered chickens. My grandmother sold extra eggs to neighbors and the local grocery store.

These are all events in my life that easily happened in the era that I write about. I can feel the heat of the woodstove, hear the clank of the metal plates as grandma put more kindling in the fire. Smell the acrid smoke that slipped through the chimney that went through my bedroom. I more or less lived the life I write about in my historical westerns.

My first historical western romance, Marshal in Petticoats, starts off an 8 book series about the Halsey brothers and the young people who come into their lives. Also available in October is A Husband for Christmas: Shaylas’ Story a novella that I hope brigs all the Halseys together one last time and leaves the reader feeling happy.

Marshal in Petticoats is FREE.

After accidentally shooting a bank robber, Darcy Duncan becomes marshal of a town as accident prone as herself. Darcy’s taken care of her younger brother the last five years, and she’s not about to take orders from a corrupt mayor or a handsome drifter, whose curiosity could end her career as a marshal and take away their security.

Gil Halsey arrives in Galena looking for his boss’s son turned outlaw. Getting the young man back to the ranch will seal the foreman’s job. When he discovers the town’s new marshal is a passionate woman with high regard for family, he turns to protecting her. Darcy reunites him with his estranged family as they romp through gold country after outlaws.

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The order of the books in the series:

  • Marshal in Petticoats – Gil’s story
  • Outlaw in Petticoats – Zeke’s story
  • Miner in Petticoats – Ethan’s story
  • Doctor in Petticoats – Clay’s story
  • Logger in Petticoats – Hank’s story
  • Laying Claim- A Halsey Homecoming – Jeremy’s story
  • Staking Claim – A Halsey Homecoming – Colin’s story
  • Claiming a Heart- A Halsey Homecoming – Donny’s story
  • A Husband for Christmas – A Halsey Homecoming – Shayla’s Story

    Award-winning author Paty Jager and her husband raise alfalfa hay in rural eastern Oregon. On her road to publication she wrote freelance articles for two local newspapers and enjoyed her job with the County Extension service as a 4-H Program Assistant. Raising hay and cattle, riding horses, and battling rattlesnakes, she not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. Her penchant for research takes her on side trips that eventually turn into yet another story.

You can learn more about Paty at her blog; her website; or her newsletter.  Paty’s books can be found on the Pioneer Hearts Book Store on Amazon.

Courting the West: A Boxed Set of Ten Western Romances

An exciting new boxed set release of ten western romances is available – grab it while you can!

NYT, USA Today and Bestselling authors bring you ten Western romance novels featuring sexy cowboys and sultry heroines. This boxed set is loaded with a variety of sweet to steamy romances designed to entice your senses and warm your heart.

Get your copy at a special .99¢ New Release Price!!

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And, join the authors Debra Holland, Kirsten Osbourne, Lily Graison, Cynthia Woolf, Jacquie Rogers, Sylvia McDaniel, Paty Jager, Merry Farmer, Keta Diablo, and Caroline Clemmons at a fun Facebook party on Thursday, October 15 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm CST.

Join the Facebook party here!