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Supper’s Ready! WANTED #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @RebeccaJVickery

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

We're continuing from where we left off last week. If you're interested, here's the link to last weeks snippet from WANTED:

Chapter 4 Snippet #1

Set up for this week: We're jumping ahead a few paragraphs in this snippet. JoBeth is behind bars and was asleep, but Jace woke her up.  It's late and he wants to go home for supper. He opens the cell door, but then halts when he realizes JoBeth seems frightened...

Jace Kelly's POV.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit. :)

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"Aren't you hungry?" he asked carefully. Her defensive stance made him wonder what abuse she'd endured at the hands of the deputies who brought her here.

Her brows drew together and she licked her lips before her eyes hardened with suspicion. "I don't see no tray with you."

"Well, no ma'am, I don't suppose you do. Supper is waiting for us back at the house."

"Your house?" she asked in disbelief.

Her look of surprise almost made him chuckle again, but then he realized this woman, this outlaw hadn't been treated with kindness. Of course she'd be suspicious of his actions. "I don't see the sense in traipsing all the way to my house and bringing you back your supper later when it tastes a whole lot better when it's nice and hot."

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Jace wants to take her home for supper. Find out next week what JoBeth thinks of that.
Hope you enjoyed the snippet of WANTED.

Until next week, take care.

Wanted_2015_mediumAbout the Book:

Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. She inherited the families' seer abilities. At six years old, she can't tell the difference between a vision and an ordinary dream. So Jace doesn't put much faith in Emma's recent premonition: marriage for him and a new mother for her.

When JoBeth Riley arrives, Emma is convinced she's the woman in her dream: dark hair, green eyes, and shamrocks in her pocket. There's one problem – she's the notorious outlaw, Baby Face Jo. Her stay in town is meant to keep Shane Maverick, the leader of the outlaw gang, from finding her before the authorities devise a plan to capture him.

JoBeth finds the Kellys a strange lot. A little girl, who believes her dreams are tales of the future and the rugged sheriff whose kindness proves a distraction. She's an outlaw, for heaven's sake, but Jace is bound and determined to steal her heart.

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Baby Face Jo– WANTED #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @RebeccaJVickery

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful fathers out there! Hope you're enjoying your day.

We're continuing from where we left off last week. If you're interested, here's the link to last weeks snippet from WANTED:

Chapter 3 Snippet #6

Set up for this week: JoBeth is locked behind bars and has fallen asleep. It gives Sheriff Kelly a moment to take a closer look at the outlaw in his care. 

We know what JoBeth thinks of the Kellys from last weeks snippet. Let's find out what Jace thinks of JoBeth.

Jace Kelly's POV.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit. :)

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In slumber, JoBeth's features relaxed and without her piercing green eyes assessing his every move, he could really look at her. Sure, dirt and grime from her hastened journey marred her smooth skin, but he could still see she possessed a fine straight nose, and the lashes lying on her delicate cheeks were very long and dark as her hair. She appeared so young and vulnerable—nothing like what he imagined a female outlaw to look like. His lips twitched. Truly, what had he expected? That she'd be wearing men's pants and puffing on a cigar, while she cleaned her nails with a knife. His lips curved wider at the image he conjured in his mind. Somehow, even then, she'd appeared too feminine to look like a hardened criminal.

She'd been asleep for hours, probably the first real sleep she had in days. Jace hated to wake her, but it grew late and he wanted to head home for the night.

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Sometimes looks can be deceiving, but then maybe Jace is seeing past the label 'outlaw'. What do you think?
Hope you enjoyed the snippet of WANTED.

Until next week, take care.

Wanted_2015_mediumAbout the Book:

Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. She inherited the families' seer abilities. At six years old, she can't tell the difference between a vision and an ordinary dream. So Jace doesn't put much faith in Emma's recent premonition: marriage for him and a new mother for her.

When JoBeth Riley arrives, Emma is convinced she's the woman in her dream: dark hair, green eyes, and shamrocks in her pocket. There's one problem – she's the notorious outlaw, Baby Face Jo. Her stay in town is meant to keep Shane Maverick, the leader of the outlaw gang, from finding her before the authorities devise a plan to capture him.

JoBeth finds the Kellys a strange lot. A little girl, who believes her dreams are tales of the future and the rugged sheriff whose kindness proves a distraction. She's an outlaw, for heaven's sake, but Jace is bound and determined to steal her heart.

E-book Available at:
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Print: Amazon/Barnes and Noble

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Happily Ever After isn’t for JoBeth. WANTED #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @KMNbooks

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

We're continuing from where we left off last week. If you're interested, here's the link to the third snippet from WANTED:

Chapter 3 Snippet #5

Set up for this week: JoBeth just told Sheriff Jace Kelly, he was a little touched in the head. Read on to find out his response...

JoBeth's POV.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit. :)

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His sure steps took him to his desk, where he took a seat and reached for his paperwork. "I think if you get to know us, you'll find we're a pretty likable bunch," he said with a chuckle, not in the least bit offended.

She had a hunch there were wanted posters on his desk, and there was probably one for her and Maverick: Reward, Dead or Alive... Their posters never contained photographs, since she and Maverick never sat for a photo, but there were sketches. Not precisely a correct rendition of their likeness, but in the past that proved a benefit in their favor. Now, the authorities knew what she looked like, and she'd have to change her appearance once she escaped.

Sheriff Jace Kelly and his family might be likable, but she wouldn't be here long enough to find out. Good riddance too. She didn't need their fairytale existence clouding her judgment. She knew what awaited her outside of these bars, and it had nothing to do with living happily-ever-after.

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JoBeth wants to escape, but what will she truly be running from?
Hope you enjoyed the snippet of WANTED.

Until next week, take care.

Wanted_2015_mediumAbout the Book:

Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. She inherited the families' seer abilities. At six years old, she can't tell the difference between a vision and an ordinary dream. So Jace doesn't put much faith in Emma's recent premonition: marriage for him and a new mother for her.

When JoBeth Riley arrives, Emma is convinced she's the woman in her dream: dark hair, green eyes, and shamrocks in her pocket. There's one problem – she's the notorious outlaw, Baby Face Jo. Her stay in town is meant to keep Shane Maverick, the leader of the outlaw gang, from finding her before the authorities devise a plan to capture him.

JoBeth finds the Kellys a strange lot. A little girl, who believes her dreams are tales of the future and the rugged sheriff whose kindness proves a distraction. She's an outlaw, for heaven's sake, but Jace is bound and determined to steal her heart.

E-book Available at:
Amazon Kindle

Print: Amazon/Barnes and Noble

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Little touched in the head…WANTED #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @KMNbooks

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

We're continuing from where we left off last week. If you're interested, here's the link to the third snippet from WANTED:

Chapter 3 Snippet #4

Set up for this week: Sheriff Jace Kelly just asked JoBeth if she were one of those women who weren't cut out to be a mother. Read on to find out her answer.

JoBeth's POV.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit. :)

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I rob stagecoaches for a living, Sheriff. Does it sound like I'm mother material to you?"

He gave her a long, even look before he answered, "I believe there's more to you than meets the eye. No one is one way or the other. We're like onions with layers needing to be peeled back so we can discover the real person."

She snorted in disbelief. "No wonder your little girl has her head in the clouds." She leaned against the wall again. "You're all a little touched in the head here." Her forefinger tapped her temple for emphasis.

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Somehow I don't think the sheriff will be put off by her statement. lol What do you think?:)Hope you enjoyed the snippet of WANTED.

Until next week, take care.

Wanted_2015_mediumAbout the Book:

Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. She inherited the families' seer abilities. At six years old, she can't tell the difference between a vision and an ordinary dream. So Jace doesn't put much faith in Emma's recent premonition: marriage for him and a new mother for her.

When JoBeth Riley arrives, Emma is convinced she's the woman in her dream: dark hair, green eyes, and shamrocks in her pocket. There's one problem – she's the notorious outlaw, Baby Face Jo. Her stay in town is meant to keep Shane Maverick, the leader of the outlaw gang, from finding her before the authorities devise a plan to capture him.

JoBeth finds the Kellys a strange lot. A little girl, who believes her dreams are tales of the future and the rugged sheriff whose kindness proves a distraction. She's an outlaw, for heaven's sake, but Jace is bound and determined to steal her heart.

E-book Available at:
Amazon Kindle

Print: Amazon/Barnes and Noble

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So are you?…WANTED #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @KMNbooks

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

We're continuing from where we left off last week. If you're interested, here's the link to the second snippet from WANTED:

Chapter 3 snippet #3

Set up for this week: Jace tries to explain Emma, his six year old daughter's strange behavior... She believes JoBeth is destined to be her mother.

JoBeth's POV.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit. :)

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"Emma had a dream last night about me finding a wife, and well..." he said, his voice trailing off and his big shoulders lifting in a shrug.

Dang it, anyway. Why did he have to look so sweet? "If'n you had a wife, she'd have a mother," she added, understanding perfectly and wishing she didn't.

He nodded and said, "Yep, she'd have a mother."

She pushed away from the bars and backed away until her legs felt the edge of the cot. "Guess you should explain to your daughter that some women aren't cut out to be mothers." She plopped down on the cot and scooted back until she could lean her head against the brick wall. She closed her eyes, believing the conversation was over, but Jace Kelly proved to be a talker.

"Are you one of those women who aren't cut out to be a mother, JoBeth?" he asked.

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Oh JoBeth, you walked right into that one. lol What do you suppose her answer will be? :)Hope you enjoyed the snippet of WANTED.

Until next week, take care.

Wanted_2015_mediumAbout the Book:

Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. She inherited the families' seer abilities. At six years old, she can't tell the difference between a vision and an ordinary dream. So Jace doesn't put much faith in Emma's recent premonition: marriage for him and a new mother for her.

When JoBeth Riley arrives, Emma is convinced she's the woman in her dream: dark hair, green eyes, and shamrocks in her pocket. There's one problem – she's the notorious outlaw, Baby Face Jo. Her stay in town is meant to keep Shane Maverick, the leader of the outlaw gang, from finding her before the authorities devise a plan to capture him.

JoBeth finds the Kellys a strange lot. A little girl, who believes her dreams are tales of the future and the rugged sheriff whose kindness proves a distraction. She's an outlaw, for heaven's sake, but Jace is bound and determined to steal her heart.

E-book Available at:
Amazon Kindle

Print: Amazon/Barnes and Noble

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*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

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The Big Bad Outlaw…WANTED #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @KMNbooks

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

We're continuing from where we left off last week. If you're interested, here's the link to the first snippet from WANTED:

Chapter 3 snippet #1

Set up for this week: JoBeth (outlaw) is behind bars and has just met the sheriff's six year old daughter.  Emma innocently asked JoBeth if she's really capable of slinking through the bars because she'd really like to see that. Of course JoBeth's claim was a sarcastic response to the way she believed they all judged her. At first JoBeth is put back at how innocent the child is to believe such a thing possible, but then she hardens her heart and goes with dangerous act.

JoBeth's POV.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit. :)

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Her steps took her to the bars where she outstretched her hand through one of the slots. "Come here, child, and let's give it a try, shall we?" Her lips curved into a smile.

Emma only took a step before her father's hand flew out and snagged the child by the cuff of her jacket, bringing her back to safety. "You go home with Mrs. Gunthry, Emma. I'll be along later."

"Oh, Papa..." she whined, but Mrs. Gunthry took hold of the little girl's hand and ushered her out of the office, ignoring Emma's complaints. "But I don't want to go home," Emma said, "I want to chat with…"

Emma's voice trailed off until she could only make out a murmuring sound of conversation as Mrs. Gunthry hurried the child away from the big bad outlaw. Good riddance, JoBeth thought.

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She doesn't need a starry-eyed child playing havoc with her emotions...or so she believes. 
lol   :)Hope you enjoyed the snippet of WANTED.

Until next week, take care.

Wanted_2015_mediumAbout the Book:

Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. She inherited the families' seer abilities. At six years old, she can't tell the difference between a vision and an ordinary dream. So Jace doesn't put much faith in Emma's recent premonition: marriage for him and a new mother for her.

When JoBeth Riley arrives, Emma is convinced she's the woman in her dream: dark hair, green eyes, and shamrocks in her pocket. There's one problem – she's the notorious outlaw, Baby Face Jo. Her stay in town is meant to keep Shane Maverick, the leader of the outlaw gang, from finding her before the authorities devise a plan to capture him.

JoBeth finds the Kellys a strange lot. A little girl, who believes her dreams are tales of the future and the rugged sheriff whose kindness proves a distraction. She's an outlaw, for heaven's sake, but Jace is bound and determined to steal her heart.

E-book Available at:
Amazon Kindle

Print: Amazon/Barnes and Noble

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Wanted: a mother for Emma #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @KMNbooks

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

If you missed the last weeks snippet from

The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link.

Chapter Six #4

For this week and in honor of Mother's Day, I thought I would share a snippet from my western romance, WANTED.

Set up for this week: Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. At six years old, Emma's inherited seer abilities blossom. Her recent premonition: marriage for her father and a new mother for her. Emma enters the jailhouse to find her mother-to-be behind bars.

This scene opens in JoBeth's (the outlaw behind bars) POV.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit. :)

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"Please do tell, Sheriff, why would such a sweet angel think I'm her mother?" she asked as her fingers feathered down her dirt-worn threads. She hadn't heard a good story in a long time and this one ought to be good.

Mrs. Gunthry appeared uncomfortable with the conversation or, at the very least, her apprehension stemmed from the child believing her mother stood behind bars. Either way the effect proved the same and Mrs. Gunthry reached for the child and drew her close to her bosom.

JoBeth couldn't help herself and she laughed even harder until tears stung her eyes and her side ached. If she'd known being behind bars would prove such a hoot, she would have turned herself in a long time ago. "My, my, do you think I can slink through the bars here and steal the child away?"

Emma shrugged out of Mrs. Gunthry's arms. "Can you truly slink through bars?" she asked and her eyes widened with awe, "'Cause that would be somethin' to see."

For a moment, JoBeth lost her haughty disposition, wondering if she'd ever been so innocent.

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I know
JoBeth doesn't appear to be mother material. lol  But Emma has a way of bringing out the best in people and revealing their true nature. :)Hope you enjoyed the snippet of WANTED.

Until next week, take care. Hugs and Happy Mother's Day to all those wonderful mothers out there.

Wanted_2015_mediumAbout the Book:

Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. She inherited the families' seer abilities. At six years old, she can't tell the difference between a vision and an ordinary dream. So Jace doesn't put much faith in Emma's recent premonition: marriage for him and a new mother for her.

When JoBeth Riley arrives, Emma is convinced she's the woman in her dream: dark hair, green eyes, and shamrocks in her pocket. There's one problem – she's the notorious outlaw, Baby Face Jo. Her stay in town is meant to keep Shane Maverick, the leader of the outlaw gang, from finding her before the authorities devise a plan to capture him.

JoBeth finds the Kellys a strange lot. A little girl, who believes her dreams are tales of the future and the rugged sheriff whose kindness proves a distraction. She's an outlaw, for heaven's sake, but Jace is bound and determined to steal her heart.

E-book Available at:
Amazon Kindle

Print: Amazon/Barnes and Noble

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*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

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First Kiss: Gambling on Kiss in A Wicked Past by Gerald Costlow @KMNbooks #giveaway #firstkiss

A Wicked Past, Archie's future is about to change and he's gambling Nancy won't mind if he kisses her for good luck. Place your bets and find out if Archie and Nancy's first kiss is a winner!

***GIVEAWAY: Gerald is giving away 3 E-book copies of A Wicked Past to 3 Lucky readers! I absolutely loved this tale! You don't want to miss out so read on on find out how you can enter to win!

Tweets are always appreciated!
#First Kiss: Gambling on Kiss in A Wicked Past by Gerald Costlow @KMNbooks #giveaway http://kmnbooks.blogspot.com/2014/02/first-kiss-gambling-on-kiss-in-wicked.html

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Legend and Myth of a Cowboy by Karen Michelle Nutt @WestFictioneers @WestTrailBlazer @paladin_68

Tues. June 4th:  I'll be at the Western Fictioneers. So if you have the time, come by for a visit. I'll be chatting about cowboys and why we love them so much.

Tweets are always appreciated: Tues. June 4th Legend & Myth of a Cowboy by Karen Michelle Nutt @WestFictioneers @WestTrailBlazer @paladin_68 http://westernfictioneers.blogspot.com/

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